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Ghost Exchange 2003 install

Hello,
I inherited a Widows 2003 active directory recently.  I was tasked to install Exchange 2010.  There was no other existing exchange server in the organization.  Upon installation, I was prompted to choose an Exchange 2003 connector, which means that someone, somewhere tried to install exchange 2003 and did not remove it correctly.  Can anyone direct me on how I can get rid on any traces of this ghost exchange 2003 server so that I can continue my install of 2010?  
Thanks so much
Flo From T.O.
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BawerCommented:
do you see traces of the previous installation in add/remove control panel...? if yes then try to remove them and try using Microsoft uninstaller which helps alot in such issues.
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martinichickAuthor Commented:
There is not exchange in any of the servers add/remove programs.  Sigh...I'm not sure what happened, but it looks like someone installed exchange 2003, never used it, but the server either died and was never replaced or it was simply powered down.  I'm really not sure, as I just walked into this org 2 weeks ago.
thanks
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AkhaterCommented:
open adsiedit.msc -> connect to the configuration partition -> services -> microsoft exchange -> administrative groups -> first administrative groups -> servers do you have anything there ?
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martinichickAuthor Commented:
Yes I do see an exchange section in adsiedit.msc.  I followed down to the Servers section.  It makes reference to a server which does not appear to be active on my network anywhere.
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AkhaterCommented:
delete it

just give me a screenshot before to make sure you are doing it right
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martinichickAuthor Commented:
delete the entire exchange section or just the server key?
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AkhaterCommented:
no just the server entry
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martinichickAuthor Commented:
Ok, sorry for the slow reply, but I really wanted to make sure this was ok to do.  I backed up everything and did this and it worked.  Thanks.
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