cannot uninstall exchange 2003

We are in the process of migrating a client from sbs 2003 to sbs2011.
We are ready to remove exchange 2003 but when we go to add/remove programs, Windows SBS2003 and hit change/remove, all we get is brief pop up that states  "Setup is loading insallation components. components 2 of 40. then the box just closes.

the SBS server is sbs2003 SP2. it is not R2.

Thank you,

Joe
praxisdataAsked:
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Haresh NikumbhConnect With a Mentor Sr. Tech leadCommented:
If none of the solution work then try to uninstall manually

please find step by step guide

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2011/01/28/manually-removing-exchange-2003-from-the-migration-process.aspx
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praxisdataAuthor Commented:
I will give that a try this afternoon and see what happens.
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
most of the time it get failed with xml issue or in removing sub-component.

as there is no much information or reason is failure so i have suggested manual removal.
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praxisdataAuthor Commented:
The link you provided worked perfectly.
no further issues.

Issue resolved.
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