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Manual uninstall of Exchange 2013? Just deleted directory and ADSIEdit?

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Decommissiong a number of mailbox servers. All worked ok apart from one. Now uninstall is failing.

To force an uninstall, can I just remove the directory and then remove the server in ADSIEdit?
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what is the error you are getting while uninstalling ?

if you wnat to uninstall by force you can check the following link

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/64f57a34-bf0c-4fb9-9e32-cfe9bf322499/unable-to-uninstall-last-exchange-2010-server?forum=exchange2010
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Uninstall exchange using adsiedit is last option. Prefer to uninstall manual way

https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.dargel.at/2012/11/20/complete-remove-exchange-2013-using-adsiedit/amp/?client=safari
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It is definitely best to run the Uninstall on Exchange than to do the ADSIEdit technique, since there may still be some AD Attributes and settings that are pointing to the mailbox server (Public folders, for instance). Let us know what the error your getting is so we can help troubleshoot.
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At the moment its telling me "An incomplete installation was detected. Run setup to complete exchange installation".

First time round it started the uninstall and gave a different error that I forget. Is there any way to force it to uninstall now?
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