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Removing Exchange 2003 Error

Removing Exchange 2003 Error

Removing Exchange 2003 Error

Hi all, sorry longish post coming up

Over Christmas 2007 our exchange 2000 server collapsed. We had purchased two new servers and installed Server 2003 on each. x64 for Exchange 2007 and x32 for Logon/Data. Since we couldn't move directly from Exchange 2000 to 2007 we installed Exchange 2003 on the logon/data server and thought we could mount the old 2000 databases then migrate to 2007. Databases corrupt so that didn't work. Exchange 2003 was partially removed to allow the install of Exchange 2007 on the x64 server. Got that up and running and everything is working great. Only problem is our AV software and Exchange 2007 still sees the Exchange 2003.

I'm now trying to remove Exchange 2003 completely. When I go to add/remove programs I can select Exchange the remove. I select the remove action and it asks for the disk to be loaded into the CD drive. I load the Exchange 2003 disk and let it run through the setup. After it decides to fail on all the tasks it comes back with the following error

An unexpected error occurred.

ID no: 8000ffff
Microsoft Exchange Setup

This happens on each of the following tasks.

Microsoft Exchange System Management Tool
Microsoft Exchange Domain Preparation
Microsoft Exchange Forest Preparation
Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services

Any one got any ideas what is causing the error and/or how to get round it.

Many Thanks


RE: Removing Exchange 2003 Error

Just ignore this. Brain isn't working after getting fried with Blackberry.

I used the wrong exchange disk.


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