Remove incomplete exchange install

How do you remove an installation of exchange that is faulty. If i try to uninstall it the uninstaller says that the setup is incomplete. If i re-run the installer it re-installs but the uninstaller still says the same. Is there a way to fully remove exchange manually?
Richard SiddallManaging DirectorAsked:
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AmitConnect With a Mentor IT ArchitectCommented:
You can use adsiedit to remove Exchange server. Steps you can find here:
http://msexperttalk.com/remove-exchange-server-using-adsi-edit/

Remember, do it carefully. If you have option to open MS case, do it.
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Justin EvansCommented:
Its better to do a re-install of the box that you were trying to install Exchange on.
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Richard SiddallManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
this is on an active domain controller and file server we cannot do a reinstall
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Justin EvansConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Microsoft recommend strongly that Exchange isn't installed on a Domain Controller and File Server and that its on a independent box.  As you have done this now what version of Exchange is the broken install ?

Kind Regards

Justin
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Justin EvansCommented:
could I ask on what error the install stopped working?  it might be fixable.  but I need to know the version of Exchange you are using? is it SBS ?
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Richard SiddallManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
Exchange 2016 cu8

we are currently getting the following error at step 2

Installing product G:\exchangeserver.msi failed. Fatal error during installation. Error code is 1603. Last error reported by the MSI package is 'The source installation package for the product Microsoft Exchange Server is out of sync with the client package. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'EXCHANGESERVER.msi'.'.
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