Last week I was testing with Exchange in a testing environment, but at one moment the Exchange server could no longer boot (Applying Computer Settings) when it was within a domain and I have spent like 4 hours trying to fix it, but it was impossible. So I deployed a new Exchange01 server in order to use it.
Although it requires a clean active directory and all Microsoft says is that I should properly uninstall, and if that's impossible.... well, that's not supported it says in the KB.... errr... I am pretty bummed out by this whole this, since I prefer to have my servers clean and not some junk lying around, especially since the AD-host is the domain controller with connects with like all other virtual machines. I am aware that the Windows registry for desktop is pretty much hopeless, but having a clean active directory shouldn't be too much to ask...
So far this is not a production environment and I am only hosting email for a test domain that does not receive much e-mail, just for 1 game account it receives 5 e-mails daily.
I have already removed the following Active Directory entry via ADCI edit:
I am planning to run before next install of Exchange (typical setup):
- Setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions
- Setup /PrepareSchema
- Setup /PrepareAD
- Setup /PrepareDomain
How save am I to have removed most garbage of Exchange? A proper uninstall is no longer possible. I would like to continue playing around with Exchange and learning more using my Trainsignal video's.