How can I completely remove Exchange Server 2007 and all references from Active Directory?
Posted on 2008-10-03
I've had a ton of problems today with Exchange Server 2007 and Active Directory.
My exchange server is running on Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64 and I've had to format it twice and every time I format, there is still issues with Active Directory and connectivity issues.
I figure I need to completely wipe out any references to Exchange Server in the Active Directory database.
So far, I have ran ADSIEDIT.MSC and deleted all references to Exchange Server, and in addition, I've removed DNS forward and reverse lookup entries so I can start from scratch.
Am I missing anything or should I consider taking a look at any pre requisits before installing Exchange Server once again?
Must I create a user in AD with all Administrative Access including Domain Admin, Enterprise Admin, Schema Admin, etc in order for Exchange Server to be able to install to AD correctly?
Thanks in Advance.