2007 exchange uninstall tips help

i had a engineer install 2008 server then join to the domain then install 2007 exchange worse comes to worse he ended up trying to uninstall exchange and tried to remove the server from the domain then forced removed it. So now I am in and want to completely remove exchange 2007 then join the server to the domain. if I join it like a workstation will it still be a server or do I need to dcpromo it? also after it is joined I will then reinstall exchange. my main question is uninstalling exchange 07 any help secondary question is about join to domain. Thanks guys
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
You can join the server to the domain if Exchange has been moved by the other guy.

You only need to dcpromo it, if you want to make it a DC, not for Exchange.

All you need to do to remove Exchange 2007 from a server is to go to Add/Remove Programs, select Exchange 2007 and click Remove.
It will bring a new wizard named Exchange Maintainence mode. Click Next. Uncheck the roles you want to delete and complete the wizard.

That's it.

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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i tried to remove and it failed saying it was not part of the domain. Do I nee dto add it to the domain before removing the exchange? also I tried to remove microsoft full txt indexing engine and it only gave me the option to repair not remove thoughts?
zenworksbAuthor Commented:
this is what I get when I try to dcpromo the srever
zenworksbAuthor Commented:
The operation failed because:

Active Directory Domain Services could not replicate the directory partition CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=diobr,DC=local from the remote Active Directory Domain Controller diobr-dc01.diobr.local.

"The remote procedure call was cancelled."
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