Hi there. Doing an exchange migration last few weeks and its all gone well thus far. Im at the stage of uninstalling the old exchange as everythings moved to the new one, mailboxes, public folders, services etc. All working fine on the new box (its 2003 exchange). The problem I'm having is when I go into Add/Remove programs, run the uninstall, it gets as far as Microsoft Exchange in the preinstallation process and then just does nothing. Its been sitting there for over an hour now and aint progressing. Screenshot attached.
Notice also that I have a red x next to the messaging and collaboration services, guessing thats a hidden mailvbox which I would clean up if the uninstall would allow me. If I try and cancel the uninstall I get the mesage: 'setup cannot be cancelled during installation of this component' so I'm kinda in limbo with it. Reluctent to kill the process in case it causes an issue. Anyone seen this happen before?
Have googled and it doesnt seem a common issue anyway. Thanks in advance folks...