Getting errors such as ID no: 8000ffff when uninstalling Exchange 2003 with 2007 in production
Posted on 2008-06-19
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I get errors when trying to uninstall Exchange 2003. There is a red X by:
Microsoft Exchange System Management Tools
Microsoft Exchange Domain Preparation
Microsoft Exchange Forest Preparation
Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services
The error for each is:
An unexpected error occurred.
ID no: 8000ffff
Microsoft Exchange Setup
Exchange 2007 is working and is operating. If I have the Exchange 2003 server turned off, everything works fine still, including browsing public folders. So I believe that I have did everything that I need to do to transfer all of he roles over to 2007, I have followed many documents and got through some errors.
I encountered an error before the ones listed above about having a bridgehead server assigned. I removed the routing group connector on the Exchange 2007 server that points to the exchange 2003 server and got past that. I transfered the public folders and mailboxes over. I have the public folder store deleted, I also have the default store deleted. Maybe that was a bad thing to do, but I figure it wasn't going to hurt.
I tried to give enough information to say what is going on, but not have a book of reading. Let me know if you need to know anything else. Thank you