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Uninstall Exchange Server 2007


I want to completely uninstall Exchange Server 2007. I have removed user mailboxes, removed public folder database, removed user mailbox database, removed storage group, deleted offline address book and removed exchange administrative group, but when I want to uninstall the server from I get this message:

Exchange server "SERVER NAME" was not found. Please make sure you have typed it correctly.

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The server name is correct.

How can I then uninstall the server?

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is server-name the server you are performing the uninstall on, or a long retired server?

If its an old dead server then remove it from AD using ADSIEdit and perform the uninstall again :)

I only have one - if you have a second entry for this server delete it from here;

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the server name is the server I'm performing the uninstall on.
are the exchange services running on that server?

yes, they are...

Maybe you can reinstall the server and run a   /Mode:RecoverServer switch, after the installation you can try to uninstall it the correct way.

This is for 2019, but steps on that should still be same:

If that fails, try these steps: