Uninstall Exchange without original CD

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We can't find the original Exchange Server 2003 Stanard CD and I need it to run the uninstall.

Is there a way to uninstall it without the CD???


Question by:irlspotter
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    Accepted Solution

    The only way to get it out without the CD is a manual hack out. And that is not something I recommend. You don't have a friend you can borrow a CD from? It is best to remove it the correct way using the uninstaller, as it cleans up after itself really well.

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    I thought a possible solution would be to get an Exchange 2003 Trial CD but according to this website ( the Exchange 2003 Trial has been discontinued. Maybe you can call Microsoft directly and ask if then can still send you a Trial CD.

    @Simon: Do you think this would work at all?
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    Expert Comment

    A trial CD may work, but if you are asking for a media kit you may as well get the one that you own. Microsoft are not known for shipping trial media out very quickly.

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    Expert Comment

    manual is not that bad if you need to do it, just some reg keys and server in ADSI :)

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