Help completely removing old exchange  2013 installation from domain controller.

Rudia Plaga
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I had exchange 2013 installed on a virtual machine on my test Network, and it was working and I was able to send email to clients on my network. I tried to update exchange with cumulative update 20. I installed the prerequisite and after the update started, it crashed on Step 2. I reinstalled the virtual machine so I know it’s clean.
I have backed up the domain controller and the virtual machine I will install exchange server onto.   I followed the instructions from different sites, and I think I have completely removed the previous exchange installation from the domain controller.  Is there a powershell command that can help me confirm that I have completely removed all of the previous exchange installation from the domain controller.? I want to make sure that exchange will install correctly. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Thank you.
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Commented:
Hi Rudia,

Please check if the exchange server exists. Run the following command:

Get-ExchangeServer

Verify that the old exchange do not exist.

Regards
Valentina

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Commented:
Thank you for your help. Forgive me for my ignorance, but when I run:

Get-ExchangeServer

in powershell, it says:

the term 'get-exchangeserver' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet.

I am studying for my certification, and I am just learning how to use power shell.

Commented:
HI Rudia,

You need to run the command in Exchange Management Shell.

Regards
Valentina
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Commented:
Thank you. I understand. I don't have exchange installed yet on the virtual machine. I'm trying to to make sure the previous exchange installation on the domain controller has been completely removed. Is there a command I can run on the domain controller to check this?
Thank You.

Commented:
Hi Rudia,

Try the following commands in Powershell:

Add-Pssnapin *exch*

Get-Exchange Server

Regards
 Valentina

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Commented:
Neither one of those commands did anything. Thank you anyway.  I will start the exchange install tomorrow. I have installed exchange 2013 on my test server before. I just wanted to make sure the install doesn't fail. Let's see what happens. I'll let you know.
Thanks.

Commented:
Hi Rudia,

When you run: Add-Pssnapin *exch*

It should add the Exchange powershell

If you do not receive any message, it seems that you have not installed Exchange.

Regards
Valentina

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Okay, I will try this when I get exchanged installed on the virtual machine.
Thanks.

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