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Cant Re-install Exchange 2007 Sp1 ("setup has encountered an  erro")

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Dear Friends :

 I Have a problen with the re-installation of Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

   i Have windows server 64 Bits Standar Edition, this server was installad an exchange server 2007 SP1 with a lot of erros when the server start crach because a lot of start errors of exchange.
I cant Use the unistaller of exchange server 2007 sp1 and i do the following :

  Delete all the exchage services manually (SC DELETE service)
  Delete c:\program files\microsoft\exchsr manually
  Pass a registry cleaner
  Delete de AD Exchange Groups  
  Delete all the references for exchange in my AD

  Now the server start with no errors (eventvwr clean of any AD erros) , it is the only domain controller for my domain ( Domain functionality level elevated to W2008)
 
  But Now i cant reinstall Exchange Server 2007 Sp1 , when i push intalla exchange server 2007 sp1 i received a message :

   Setup.exe : setup of exchange server has encountered an error.

 The problem is that NO events registered in the log and the installation error have no logs , in this case i don't know what is the error.

Any ide? , thanks a lot.

SAludos Cordiales
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by:Exchange_Geek
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First of all Exchange 2007 can not be removed manually ever - had it been so easy MSFT would have come out with some KB article for it.

Secondly, it always necessary to read the exchange setup logs to understand what took place in the background (not only for errors but information in it is very vital)

If possible please attach the Exchange setup log here to understand your issue better.

Thanks.
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by:Hattis
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I have had a similar problem.  Since EXCH2k7 is role-based I had to reinstall the role that was failing.  After that there were no problems with upgrade.
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Exchange 2007 setups are always pretty weird - works for some - doesn't work for rest. :)
Trust me if Exchange 2007 decides it does not like you installing - it would keep on throwing some odd numbers which you might never had seen even in your school examinations.

So, its best to start off with setup logs and of course use other tools to decipher the meaning of those errors.
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Thank you very much! its help me 100%
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