Failed uninstall of Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Hello Experts,

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am trying to migrate to Exchange 2010. We originally had Exchange 2007 SP1 on a Server 2008 R2. So we installed a new Server 2008 x64 (not R2) and installed Exchange 2007 SP1 on it, transfered the mailboxes to it. We managed to install the Client Access and Hub Transport roles with no drama. However, the mailbox role failed to uninstall, after having gone through some way. It, of course, did not roll back what it had manged up to that point. We are now stuck with the uninstall saying that the Exchange Server cannot be found on the Domain Controller. When I check the AD, the object for the server itself still exists.

Any ideas on how I can continue with the uninstall?

netcon2010Asked:
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
no worries, open adisedit, go to the services, Exchange, Exchange organization name, Servers and delete the failed server.
take the server offlin and format it.
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Refer this article to uninstall using the power shell command:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123893(EXCHG.80).aspx

Hope this helps,
Shree
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netcon2010Author Commented:
If I delerte it using adisedit, will that not affect the remaining Exchange Server?
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
nop.
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