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Re-formatted exchange server - old data still showing up???

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Hello, I was having issues with my old exchange server and could not get it to uninstall for the life of me even after following all of the 20 different methods so i decided to scrap it and start fresh. I re-formatted my server and re-installed Server 2003 and Exchange 2007. Just opened up the Management Console and my old server is still listed for selection. Even when i choose my new server it still brings up the old server with ALL of the settings too so i'm stuck. What am i missing. Is there a registry entry on my DC that i need to remove/change or something in AD or DNS? I also just noticed that the Information Store service didnt install this time either....
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You just can't format an Exchange Server and then reinstall it. It needs to be removed from AD, otherwise you'll have loads of problems (including AD still having information about the old server.

You should've done the following procedure:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Removing-First-Exchange-2003-Server-Part1.html

Here's what you probably have to do now:

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

Let me know how it goes
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The problem is that MS Instructions SUUUUUCK and all of the other tutorials are based on Exchange 2003. .....
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What version was your old Exchange Server?
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