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Removing Exchange 2007 - 14.Feb.2008 3:05:52 PM   
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I am testing Exchange 2007 in a non production environment.  I have a single Exchange 2007 server that is Co-existing with Exchange 2003.  Currently I am removing all roles from the this server so I can start over from scratch.  I am trying to bring my environment back to a single Exchange 2003 Server.  I had several errors regarding the OAB, public store and Bridgehead server.  After several articles and a couple hours I managed to get past them and get to the point of actually removing all the roles.  Everything went well until it got to Removing Exchange Server files portion of setup.  This process is still running after 19 hours.  Since I haven't done this before I'm not sure if I should continue to wait since I don't have any errors and it appears to be running still.  Is this normal behavior.  Does it really take this long to remove?
 
I would appreciate anything you can offer on this.
 
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RE: Removing Exchange 2007 - 15.Feb.2008 8:24:56 AM   
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Short answer is no, it shouldn't take 19 hours to remove. 20 - 30 minutes at most, on a bad day. I would suspect that something has gone wrong with that uninstall or it is stuck with a message that you cannot see.

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RE: Removing Exchange 2007 - 15.Feb.2008 10:13:54 AM   
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I decided to kill the process after waiting over 24 hours.  When I rebooted Exchange appears to be gone.  All the services have been removed and I don't see any errors. 
Thanks for your response.

Greg

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