Posted on 2011-10-19
WHY, the modern Microsoft Exchange has become so painful to troubleshoot?
I remember Exchange 2003 and prior, installation and troubleshooting is a breeze. If you are unhappy with the installation, simply go into Control Panel>Add and Remove programs then uninstall.
Today, I was onsite installing SMB 2011 and the bloody thing took ages to complete the installation. Then, after the install, the Exchange mailbox role wasn't installed. Tried installing the mailbox role manually through Exchange 2010 SP1, the bloody things says that PowerShell>Virtual blah blah blah was already installed in the Defaul Website. Then, what a painful trying to uninstall the silly thing.
If you google Exchange 2007 and 2010, there are some many issues you come across with varying difficulty of issues.
These days, uninstall Exchange 2007 and 2010 become sacred event...you cannot just delete parts of its from the IIS, or make some changes on the default policy email etc etc. or if you HUB transport fucked up, you going to have tough time trying to figure out your out from the issue.
Further, the modern Exchange becomes tangled well with the AD, it is like deep entrenched with the AD scheman, so you cannot just untangled the stupid thing and it is pain in the neck to try to bloody troubleshoot the silly thing. I'm well versed with the old Exchange but it doesn't help with the new ones since they are binded with the domain and AD schema etc r and removing Exchange maybe required a rocket science degree???????
Not sure WHY f*cking Microsoft made it very tough for Exchange admin and administrators to administers a once simply and easy to manage server/client application???
Apologies if I"m portraying Exchange as cumbersome application but it appears very much that way.
What's the best practice to install the modern exchange without LESS hasshle and troubled free if you want to uninstall it????
Appreciate your feedback