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I have a server 2003 standard with the ghost of MS Exchange server 2000 on it preventing me from installing another version of it on another server in my farm.

The problem is, there is no uninstall option, it is not listed in the programs, there is no folder on the drive array containing it.  I feel it's buried in the registry.  I removed the one item I found in the AD but that didn't appear to work.

How can I completely eradicate this Exchange installation so I can move forward?

I thought of doing a fresh install of exchange 2000 THEN uninstalling it, but cannot get my hands on the software.
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by:CITG_Carl
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You have to remove the exchange installation manually.

basically it involves stripping out the exchange attributes in ADSIEDIT.

Follow this KB article to help you

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260378

Please note becareful when using ADSIEDIT
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by:EddyvanOpdorp
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When you install exchange there are some changes to the active directory schema. This cannot be reverted.
I think you need to follow the upgrade procedures from the witepapers. But you cannot upgrade directly to 2013. Maybe first to 2003 or 2007.

Another option is to create a new forest an migrate all the users.
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Do not go through this process!

You need to strip out the schema prior to installing a new organisation for Exchange. if you do not clear out at the start, you can get into greater problems down the line

Cheers
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