Exchange 2010 uninstall
Posted on 2012-09-10
I'm having a lot of issues with an Exchange 2010 install. We're transitioning from 2003 to 2010 and I found a lot of good "how to" guides here. Everything went fine until I got to installing the Mailbox Role. I got errors, researched them and tried to implement the fixes. In the meantime, it got more and more messed up. I thought I could uninstall through Control Panel but feel like it's going from bad to worse. I can't access EMC or EPS at all. I can't unistall any of the server roles without generating a bunch of errors or re-install because Exchange thinks the roles are already on there. AND I think that IIS is messed up.
This is a brand new, virtual machine. Can I blow it all away, rebuild the server and then start the Exchange install over? I did all the prep work already, like /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions, /PrepareSchema, /PrepareAD and /PrepareDomain. (All went fine). If anyone thinks this is salvagable, I'd be glad to provide any logs as necessary. Or, if someone can just tell me that starting over from scratch should be OK, than that's fine too.
Any help would be appreciated...