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Remove of Exchange 2003 throwing error

tsigells asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-03
We are in the process of moving our exchange 2003 organization to exchange 2010 and are having some difficulties removing 2003.

In total we have some 11 exchange servers running and 5 of the locations have had 2010 installed on new servers.  We stated to remove exchange 2003 from 2 of these sites, but the un-install has been less than smooth.  

In these first 2 we got errors stating that Exchange was unable to uninstall a subcomponent of ActiveSync and shows an error code of 0x80040154.

We have not a clue what it was trying to do and hoped someone might be able to guide us around the issue.  It would be nice doing a clean removal, but if that is not going to happen, then words of wisdom on a manual removal from active directory would be nice as these boxes are destined for the bone yard anyway.

Thanks in advance
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