Uninstallation issue of MS Exchange 2003.

Posted on 2013-12-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Unable to uninstall MS Exchange 2003. When I tried to remove from Add/remove prgms it had asked for Exchange sw, but i could not insert media and session got closed accidentally.
Now MS Exchange it is not visible in Add/remove programs to uninstall.
Please assist me to remove it
Question by:psanjoy
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SridharSuresh earned 500 total points
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You can follow the following KB ( to remove Excahnge manually
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Expert Comment

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Just try to reboot exchange server once and check if you are able to uninstall with standard way
Also ensure that there should not be any mailbox left on exchange server
This time keep exchange dump ready if asked


Author Comment

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There is no mail boxes on the mentioned server.  Rebooted the server but still MS Exchange is not visible on Add/remove programs to uninstall
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by:Felix Leven
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please check:
c:\Exchange Server Setup Progress.log

and post the last entrys
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can you just try to run setup from exchnage CD or dump to remove it Hopefully
What is the SP version of exchange 2003 ?

Just use exchange setup dump with SP2, it should work.

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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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If you have to, reinstall Exchange then remove it again.
There is no Exchange 2003 with SP2 media, so when you reinstall the product you will get a ton of errors about older versions of the files, just skip past those.

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by:Felix Leven
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The "Exchange Server Setup Progress.log" can tell if the setup had a problem, check it first.

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Used ADSI.EDIT tool to remove this FE server.

Thanks for your support

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