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Removing Exchange 2007

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Hi all,

Trying to remove Exchange from this machine since we no longer host it.
Followed KBs:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123893(d=printer,v=exchg.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124115(v=exchg.80).aspx

Already removed the Mailbox Database but this one is giving trouble.

Suggestions?

Summary: 3 item(s). 0 succeeded, 3 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:15


Mailbox Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
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.

Error:
Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database': The public folder database "EXSERVER\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database" contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database. For detailed instructions about how to remove a public folder database, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=81409.
Recommended Action: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.3&id=b6e3b32a-8848-46cb-9567-72288ac15f60

Warning:
Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=prime,DC=local'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.


Elapsed Time: 00:00:09


Client Access Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
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.

Elapsed Time: 00:00:02


Hub Transport Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
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.

Error:
This computer is configured as a source transport server for 1 connector(s) in the organization. These must be moved or deleted before Setup can continue.
Recommended Action: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.3&id=67c28d7f-cf6f-4f9c-b8a0-7e28ed318e2f

Warning:
There are 4 messages waiting in the 'EXSERVER\Unreachable' queue. Proceeding with the removal of the server role may result in data loss.


Elapsed Time: 00:00:03
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Firstly ensure that Remote Registry service is running

Secondly Delete the PF database from EMC if not delete using ADSIEDIT

If still issues you dont have much to cry simply remove the server Manually

- Rancy
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by:chichaoff
ID: 38840866
do you have another exchange server in your network?
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by:IDMA
ID: 38840882
No.  This is the only one.  I'm just trying to decommission it properly.  This is also a BDC and VPN.  Yes, I know.... and that's why we are shutting it down.  We'll stand up new 2008 R2s for these roles
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 300 total points
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Firstly ensure that Remote Registry service is running
Remove PF database using ADSIEDIT
Where is Recipient Update Service ?
I guess you have a Send connector that isnt Deleted ?

- Rancy
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by:chichaoff
ID: 38840978
Warning:
There are 4 messages waiting in the 'EXSERVER\Unreachable' queue. Proceeding with the removal of the server role may result in data loss.

Ramove this messages from queue. I had same issue. It must help
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by:IDMA
ID: 38841027
Thanks, Rancy.  Your steps worked.  Now I see the following:

Summary: 5 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:12:00


Mailbox Role
Failed

Error:
Service 'MSExchangeAntispamUpdate' failed to reach  status 'Stopped' on this server.

Elapsed Time: 00:12:00
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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ID: 38841052
I guess there would be a service for this and simply Kill it using Task manager

- Rancy
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by:IDMA
ID: 38841530
Success!
Thank you, Rancy.  All of the steps you provided worked.

For the ADSIEDIT, I used:
http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2010-remove-public-folder-database

Success
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Awesome you Rock !!

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