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Force remove exchange 2010 edge server

Hi Folks,

I have an exchange 2010 edge server role that was coexisted with tmg on the same box. I dont know how this happened but the setup is so messed up and I am trying to forcefully remove the edge server.

I have tried some works arounds (deleted registry) and now when I try to uninstall using add and remove program , I get this:
Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:05

Edge Transport Role Prerequisites

There was a problem accessing the registry on this computer. This may happen if the Remote Registry service is not running. It may also indicate a network problem or that the TCP/IP Netbios Helper service is not running.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:05

looks like i can no longer remove this role the normal way, I need a way to remove it completely from the exchange organisation. My domain controller is on server 2003 r2

1 Solution
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Remote Registry service - Is this service running ? should be

- Rancy
Sure, you can manually remove the binaries, registry settings, and AD object. Here's how to do it: http://www.exchangeranger.com/2012/03/manually-uninstalling-exchange-server_01.html
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Be aware that Microsoft do not support any manual removal method. Any manual method is not provided by Microsoft. The only supported method is add/remove programs. When things have got completely screwed up I have had to wipe the box and then recover Exchange to get it to come out.

Richard_SteinerAuthor Commented:
Thanx guys,

I restarted the remote registry service and BINGO!!!

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