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unable to uninstall HubTransport on Exchange 2007 sp1

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I have a client that was trying to do a migration upgrade from server A (running windows 2000 and exchange 2003) to a new server
Server 2003 r2 64bit with Exchange 2007

the client found they could not migrate mailboxes across due to the old server being older then windows 2003, (ie windows 2000 AD)

They have removed the new server from the domain and created a new AD

they had a problem reinstalling exhcnage 2007 after this (did not like the hub transport)

they need both AD and exchange on the same server (before people comment on that) as they are only a small environment)

I have uninstalled the all the exchange roles except the Hub Transport Role which I need to remove so I can do a clean install.

Any idea's??

I have already tried
get-OfflineAddressBook | where { $_.IsDefault } | remove-OfflineAddressBook
which did not seem to do a lot.


attached is the logs below.

from the Shell Console for Exchange 2007
15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] The following server roles will be removed
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0]     Hub Transport Role
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] Validating options for the 1 requested roles
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] UninstallModeDataHandler has 2 handlers and 2 work units
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] **************
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [0] Setup will run the task 'Uninstall-BridgeheadRole'
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [1] Setup launched task 'Uninstall-BridgeheadRole -DomainController 'pacificmail01.ITM.office''  
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [1] Beginning processing.
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [1] Attempting Uninstall for BridgeheadRole.
[15/06/2008 4:57:02 PM] [1] The following roles are current: AdminToolsRole 
[15/06/2008 4:57:03 PM] [1] Reading components for role 'AdminToolsRole' from 'res://AdminToolsRoleDefinition.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:03 PM] [1] Found 3 components
[15/06/2008 4:57:03 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common First - Run Once' with 10 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonFirst_RunOnce.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:04 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common First' with 8 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonFirst.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:04 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common Last' with 4 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonLast.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:04 PM] [1] Reading components for role 'BridgeheadRole' from 'res://BridgeheadRoleDefinition.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:04 PM] [1] Found 22 components
[15/06/2008 4:57:04 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common First - Run Once' with 10 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonFirst_RunOnce.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:05 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common First' with 8 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonFirst.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:05 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Precompile Management Binaries' with 30 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesPrecompileManagementBinaries.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:06 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Bridgehead Permissions Configuration' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://BridgeheadLocalPermissionsComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:06 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Common Perf Counters ' with 2 task info blocks from 'res://CommonPerfCountersComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:07 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Provision Server' with 9 task info blocks from 'res://ProvisionServerComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:07 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Active-Directory Roles Common' with 14 task info blocks from 'res://AllADRolesCommon.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:08 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Exchange 2003 Pseudo-MTA Configuration' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://LegacyMTAComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:08 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Exchange 2003 SMTP VSI Configuration' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://LegacySMTPComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:09 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Transport Perf Counters' with 21 task info blocks from 'res://TransportPerfCountersComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:09 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Enable RPC-EPMAP firewall exception' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://RpcEpmapFirewallException.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:09 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Bridgehead Role Setter' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://BridgeheadRoleSetterComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:10 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Transport Common Configuration' with 22 task info blocks from 'res://TransportCommonComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:10 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Bridgehead Perf Counters' with 8 task info blocks from 'res://BridgeheadPerfCountersComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:11 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Bridgehead Configuration' with 18 task info blocks from 'res://BridgeheadComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:11 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Transport Log Search Service' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://TransportLogSearchServiceComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:12 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Data Storage Configuration' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://DataStorageComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:12 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Monitoring Service Configuration' with 5 task info blocks from 'res://MonitoringComponent.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:13 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Active Directory Topology Service Configuration' with 2 task info blocks from 'res://AllADRolesCommonServiceControl.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:13 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Bridgehead Service Configuration' with 3 task info blocks from 'res://BridgeheadServiceControl.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:13 PM] [1] Loaded component 'Transport Common Service Control' with 1 task info blocks from 'res://TransportCommonServiceControl.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Loaded component 'All Roles Common Last' with 4 task info blocks from 'res://AllRolesCommonLast.xml'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Component 'All Roles Common First - Run Once' is shared with an already-configured role
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding 'All Roles Common First' because it is marked AlwaysExecute
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'All Roles Precompile Management Binaries'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Bridgehead Permissions Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Common Perf Counters '
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Provision Server'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'All Active-Directory Roles Common'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Exchange 2003 Pseudo-MTA Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Exchange 2003 SMTP VSI Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Transport Perf Counters'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Enable RPC-EPMAP firewall exception'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Bridgehead Role Setter'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Transport Common Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Bridgehead Perf Counters'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Bridgehead Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Transport Log Search Service'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Data Storage Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Monitoring Service Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Active Directory Topology Service Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Bridgehead Service Configuration'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding unique component 'Transport Common Service Control'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Adding 'All Roles Common Last' because it is marked AlwaysExecute
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] The following roles are installed: AdminToolsRole 
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Writing informational script to 'C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\Uninstall-BridgeheadRole-20080615-1657140343.ps1'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleIsClusterNode = $False', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleIsClusterNode = $False'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleIsAdminToolsRoleInstalled = $True', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleIsAdminToolsRoleInstalled = $True'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleNetBIOSName = "PACIFICMAIL01"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleNetBIOSName = "PACIFICMAIL01"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleInvocationID = "20080615-1657140343"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleInvocationID = "20080615-1657140343"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleInstallPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleInstallPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleLoggedOnUser = "ITM\mailadmin"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleLoggedOnUser = "ITM\mailadmin"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleInstallationMode = "Uninstall"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleInstallationMode = "Uninstall"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RolePreviousVersion = ""', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RolePreviousVersion = ""'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleBinPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\Bin"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleBinPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\Bin"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleSetupLoggingPath = "C:\ExchangeSetupLogs"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleSetupLoggingPath = "C:\ExchangeSetupLogs"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleFqdnOrName = "pacificmail01.ITM.office"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleFqdnOrName = "pacificmail01.ITM.office"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleTargetVersion = "8.1.278.2"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleTargetVersion = "8.1.278.2"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleRoleName = "BridgeheadRole"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleRoleName = "BridgeheadRole"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleDomainController = "pacificmail01.ITM.office"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleDomainController = "pacificmail01.ITM.office"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleProductPlatform = "amd64"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleProductPlatform = "amd64"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleRoles = "AdminToolsRole"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleRoles = "AdminToolsRole"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing '$RoleLoggingPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\Logging"', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); $RoleLoggingPath = "E:\ExchSrvr\Logging"'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Reversing task list for uninstall.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Setup failed previously while performing the action Uninstall.  Looking for the failed task with ID 4d35e91e.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Found 80 tasks to execute
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Processing component 'Bridgehead Configuration' (Configuring Hub Transport role).
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Executing 'foreach ($a in (get-receiveconnector -server $RoleFqdnOrName -DomainController $RoleDomainController)) { remove-receiveconnector -Identity:$a.Identity -DomainController $RoleDomainController }', handleError = False
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Launching sub-task '$error.Clear(); foreach ($a in (get-receiveconnector -server $RoleFqdnOrName -DomainController $RoleDomainController)) { remove-receiveconnector -Identity:$a.Identity -DomainController $RoleDomainController }'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Beginning processing.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Administrator Active Directory session settings are:  View Entire Forest: 'True', Configuration Domain Controller: 'pacificmail01.ITM.office', Preferred Global Catalog: 'pacificmail01.ITM.office', Preferred Domain Controllers: '{ pacificmail01.ITM.office }'
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Searching objects "pacificmail01.ITM.office" of type "Server" under the root "$null".
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Previous operation run on domain controller 'pacificmail01.ITM.office'.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] [ERROR] Exchange server "pacificmail01.ITM.office" was not found. Please make sure you have typed it correctly.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [2] Ending processing.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] The following 1 error(s) occurred during task execution:
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Exchange server "pacificmail01.ITM.office" was not found. Please make sure you have typed it correctly.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] 0.  ErrorRecord: Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ManagementObjectNotFoundException: Exchange server "pacificmail01.ITM.office" was not found. Please make sure you have typed it correctly.
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DataAccessTask`1.GetDataObject[TObject](IIdentityParameter id, IConfigDataProvider session, ObjectId rootID, Nullable`1 notFoundError, LocalizedString multipleFoundError)
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.GetReceiveConnector.InternalValidate()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.ProcessRecord()
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] [ERROR] Exchange server "pacificmail01.ITM.office" was not found. Please make sure you have typed it correctly.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Setup is halting task execution because of one or more errors in a critical task.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Finished executing component tasks.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [1] Ending processing.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [0] The Exchange Server Setup operation did not complete. For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com and enter the Error ID.
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [0] End of Setup
[15/06/2008 4:57:14 PM] [0] **********************************************

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I presume that you already have exchange 2003 in your environment and you want to install a new exchange 2007 on a new Domain Controller machine.

There is a link below which will guide you to remove hubtransport role.
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid43_gci1281195,00.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998193(EXCHG.80).aspx

cheers!!

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