I just installed Exchange 2007 in VMWare on a 2008 Server. I had problems installing Exchange through Remote Desktop, so I did it through the Virtual Machine Console. Through the console it finally installed fine. Problem is that when I went in to manage it the next day, uning Remote Desktop, I was receiving an error message trying to run the Exchange Management Console and then I realized it was happening with all MMC snap-ins. I tried uninstalling Exchange figuring that something went wrong during install, but it wouldn't uninstall. When I try to uninstall I receive the error message:
Mailbox Server Role ......................... FAILED
The operation could not be performed because object 'InformationStore' coul
d not be found on domain controller 'server.domain.com'.
I am not sure where the object 'InformationStore' is supposed to be stored in AD, but I do have an existing Exchange 2003 server that is working fine, so I don't want to mess that up.
If I try to install Exchange 2007 again, it tells me:
Setup previously failed while performing the action "Uninstall". You cannot resume setup by performing the action "Install".
So... I am now in a position where I cannot uninstall or install. Not sure why Exchange Management Console will not work via Remoe Desktop, but that really messed me up.