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Can't uninstall Exchange 2007 after upgrading to Exchange 2010.

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Trying to decommision the old virtual exchange 2007 SP2(windows server 2008) server. We have upgraded to Exchange 2010(Windows server 2008 R2) which sits on its own virtual box.

I assume that the problem is with the schema version. Not sure how to go about it.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Here is the log:

Mailbox Role Prerequisites

The Exchange organization does not support this version of Exchange Server.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:10

Client Access Role Prerequisites

The Exchange organization does not support this version of Exchange Server.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:01

Hub Transport Role Prerequisites

The Exchange organization does not support this version of Exchange Server.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:02
Question by:learn_it
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ID: 33621749
I assume, you have already tried this

did you get a chance to look at this one.

Manually remove

MSFT says in this kb - Manual removal is not supported.

Worst-case scenario = adsiedit your way out.


Author Comment

ID: 33622449
Hi, Sunny
I have tried the first two methods. They didn't work. This is that old Exchange that caused me a lot of sleepless nights when its hub transport service stopped working and transition to Exchange 2010 went really bad with missing public folders.

I deleted Mailbox store from it without any issues. Public folders had to be manually deleted via ADSIedit. It kept complaining about replicas still existing.

Now, I just want to gracefullly shut it down and get rid of it.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33683392
Ended up manually uninstalling and deleting entries.

thanks for you help, Sunny

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