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uninstall exchange 2007

I am trying to uninstall exchange 2007 but I can not getthe information store to start so teh uninstall is failin please help I need this uninstalled and reinstalled tonight. I have posted many questions and have had much help and felt each one helped in its own way so felt I had to accept. I need to get is started so i can uninstall the exchnage please help I will be on all night if i have to please post and will do everything and anything thanks agian
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for responding but I have went through this document and I run into a wall because the is will not start. I am so stuck thank you for responding what can we do next
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Malli BoppeCommented:
what happens when you try to start the information store.Can you paste the errors from event viewer .
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Jack_FrenchCommented:
do you have any rollup's installed or is it just exchange 2007 sp1?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i am in the process of doing the following. I went into the egistery and deletd all watermarks and actions, and now trying to run install so that I can get everything on there then try to get is started so I can uninstall and reinsatll I will post when this is completed thanks guys
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Malli BoppeCommented:
The below comemnts are from the link thats been pasted can you try that.
Delete the exchange registry keys from HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Services. Set any remaining services in services console to manual.Reboot and run from the command line exsetup /mode:uninstall.
Worked for me
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=775135&SiteID=17 
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
sweet will try that right now
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
ok  i did what you suggestd and this is the error I get

exsetup /mode:uninstall

lcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup
e following server roles will be removed
  Mailbox Role
  Unified Messaging Server Role
  Client Access Role
  Hub Transport Role
  Management Tools

rforming Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

  Mailbox Role Checks              ......................... FAILED
   Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database': Exchange is
ble to check the public folder replicas for "DIOBR-MAIL\Second Storage Group\
lic Folder Database". Verify the Microsoft Information Store service is runni
on diobr-mail.domain.local, and that the database is properly mounted.

  Organization Checks              ......................... COMPLETED

e Exchange Server Setup operation did not complete. For more information, vis
http://support.microsoft.com and enter the Error ID.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
it says to use adsiedit when i open that it just sits there with a hour glass on teh dc any tips to using this tool?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i went in and eleted teh first and second storage group manually on teh server and re ran the uninstall from cmd and this is what happend

same error
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Did you delete teh public folder store.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i went in and deleted the first storage group and second storage grou from the d:
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
what do you think?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Is that the only storage groups on that exchange server?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
yes
i believe so where woudl i loo to make sure
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
shoudl I just delete the whole exchange folder? it is erroring out on storage group 2 what shoudl I do
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Malli BoppeCommented:
delete all the storage groups and give it a try.
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philtpaikCommented:
Uninstalling Exchange 2007 was a nightmare for me...I spent about 3 days trying to figure out how to do it with the program...

I eventually used ADSI edit tool to get rid of everything Exchange 2007 in my environment and started over. If you are not familiar with it, please read up on it. Its like regedit except its for your AD. Might be the answer you are looking for...at least it worked for me.

For more info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773354.aspx

Hope that helps.



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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
everytime I open adsiedit it sits there with a hour glass over the domain? can i run this from anotehr server?
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philtpaikCommented:
You can run it on any Win2k3 or WinXP computer on your domain. I think you just need to be logged in as the domain admin. I ran my ADSI edit from my utility server that I used for support tools.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
cool man I will try that tonight what all do i need to remove before I can try the unistall again. Thanks man
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
ok i have adsiedit loaded what do I need to remove
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philtpaikCommented:
You should do more research on this before just jumping in since it can really mess up your AD environment if you do the wrong things. Its like Registry editing. You dont need to uninstall once you clean it up with this tool. But like regedit,  one bad move and you can screw up everything...

Make sure you back up everything before starting.

Then I believe you can just remove everything in your Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)

I can't remember what I did exactly...but I think those were the only entries I removed. I destroyed my exchange servers before doing this and just reinstalled it new. Everything is working like I just had a fresh install now.

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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i realy am not just jumping in i dont know what else to do. Where is this exchnage administrative group kept?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
use the search function in ADSIEDIT to find out the administrative group.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i connected to what I think is the right place but I do not see a search function how do you open that?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Thats was wild guess.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
so how do i know where it is?
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philtpaikCommented:
Not sure if this is all of it,

But the place I remember is under Configuration - Services - Microsoft - Exchange - Administrative Groups

It should be in there

There may be other areas but it was a while ago and I try not to remember those horror nights...
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i hear you bro :) me either hey I am in adsiedit and I do not see Configuration what am I doing wrong :)
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philtpaikCommented:
did you figure it out? if you did please post your results

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philtpaikCommented:
lol thanks =P
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