trying to uninstall exchnage 2007

Posted on 2008-11-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I used ADSIEdit, go to Configuration, Configuration, Services, Microsoft Exchange, First
Organization, Administrative Groups, Exchange Administrative Group, Servers, Servername, Information Store, First Storage Group.  Then on the right hand pane, highlight the Public Folder Store and Delete it.  

I did this and was able to get further when runnin exsetip /mode:uninstall i got further but now it stops at mailbox server role at 22% with the following error

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

    Mailbox Server Role              ......................... FAILED
     Active Directory operation failed on diobr-dc01.diobr.local. This error cou
ld have been caused by user input or by the Active Directory server being unavai
lable. Please retry at a later time. Additional information: Active directory re
sponse: The operation was aborted because the client side timeout limit was exce
eded. .

any help?
Question by:zenworksb
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Author Comment

ID: 22991569
i removed the server

  config domain
        Microsoft Exchange
             Administrative Groups
                  exchange Admin Group

now when I run the below I get this error
C:\Users\acarollo>exsetup /mode:uninstall

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

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

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

Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

    Mailbox Server Role              ......................... FAILED
     Exchange server "diobr-mail.diobr.local" was not found. Please make sure yo
u have typed it correctly.

The Exchange Server Setup operation did not complete. For more information, visi
t http://support.microsoft.com and enter the Error ID.


Accepted Solution

philtpaik earned 2000 total points
ID: 22991786
zen. you coulda just continued on the other post.

anyway, if you want to wipe out your entire exchange 2007 and start over from scratch

delete the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT). the whole container

dont try to uninstall exchange 2007, just format the server and start over. if you installed exchange 2007 on a server you cant wipe, then....you might have to reinstall to uninstall.

try that out and let me know what happens.....

Author Comment

ID: 22991840
i just felt that I got a answer on the last post. I do want to completly uninstall so that I can reinstall but reinstalling the 08 server is not a option. I ran the uninstall script and it is sitting at 70% what shoudl I do
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Author Comment

ID: 22991860
it has been sitting at 70% for about 15min shoudl I kill it an dthe remove the whole container I then shoudl be able to reinstall exchange?

Author Comment

ID: 22995522
it still sitting there over night. I will work on this again tonight. what all do I remove from adsiedit, and is there anyting else lie from regedit i need to remove, then reboot then reinstall?


Author Comment

ID: 23000995
ok I deleted the administrative group and now when I try to intsall exhcnage it says it can not find the administrative group

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