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Remove Active Directory Connector Before Exchange 2010 Install?

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hi there,

In attempting to install Exchange 2010, I'm getting an error stating that I need to remove the Active Directory Connector that's running in my environment.

The problem is that I have checked all the likely servers it would be installed on and I'm not seeing it anywhere.

Is there any way to determine which server this ADC is running on so I can remove it?  Some query or something like that?

Thanks!
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by:Morasiva
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To remove Active Directory Connector components

To disable the ADC service on the server that is running the ADC service, right-click My Computer on the desktop, and then click Manage
Expand the Services and Applications node, and then click the Services node.
In the right pane, right-click Microsoft Active Directory Connector and then click Properties.
Change the Startup Type to Disabled. The next time that the computer starts, the ADC service will not start.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
To uninstall the ADC service, use the Active Directory Installation Wizard on the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 CD. Open the \ADC\I386 folder and double-click the Setup.exe program. Follow the prompts to Remove All ADC service components.

Please check the below link ,
http://www.exchangelog.info/2007/04/how-to-remove-active-directory.html

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by:SR_Tech
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Thanks for copying and pasting from a Microsoft KB.  That's not even remotely helpful.
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by:Govvy
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What do you see via: ADSIEdit snap-in>Configuration Container>Services>Microsoft Exchange>Active Directory Connections
 
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by:SR_Tech
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@Govvy:

I have removed any entries in that location from all DCs in our forest.  I am still getting an error when running the Exchange installer.
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by:Govvy
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Have you performed an uninstall of the ADC components via the \ADC\I386 location already? That should be the first step prior to the ADSIEDIT cleanup...
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by:SR_Tech
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@Govvy:

As stated above, I can't find any server that has those components installed.  That was the point of my question in the first place.
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by:Govvy
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Were the attributes you removed from ADSIEDIT branch referencing a server?
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by:SR_Tech
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@Govvy:

Not so far as I saw.
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by:SR_Tech
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Okay, some more info...

Ran the ExBPA, and it identified the server that the ADC is apparently found on.

However, when I look at services.msc on that server, the Microsoft Active Directory Connector is not listed.  As well, when I run the ADC installer on that server, it doesn't indicate that the Connector is installed either.
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Okay, I've worked this out.  I just installed the ADC service on the server it identified, then uninstalled it, and now installation is proceeding without a hitch.
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Go me!
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