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Un Installing Exchange 2003

By rbelt_74 ·
What is the best way to un install exchange 2003?? When I do it through setup I am left with some components still installed...

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the errors i get on uninstalling

by rbelt_74 In reply to Un Installing Exchange 20 ...

Microsoft exchange and collaboration services

an invalid ADSI pathname was passed
id number 80005000
microsoft exchange setup

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what are you trying to accomplish?

by CG IT In reply to the errors i get on unins ...

If you want to uninstall and reinstall exchange, you should first remove the server as a member server from the domain ensuring that you have in place another exchange server that can handle mail or other means of handling user mail, then do a restore from backup.

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Got it

by rbelt_74 In reply to what are you trying to ac ...

I didn't have my mx records pointed to the server yet. I was trying to remove exchange due to some issues with active directory. It was leaving some fragments behind that made the re instal think that there was still a exchange server. I found this article that worked..

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

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Best place to go for all things Exchange

by CG IT In reply to Got it

Most of the forum members at MSExchange.org are Exchange advanced or experts so their really a great source of information.

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