07 December 2016

Exchange 2007 Uninstall Hanging on 'Remove Exchange Files'

I was recently decommissioning an Exchange 2007 server for a client.  When I was going through the installation process, I noticed that it was hanging at the 'Remove Exchange Files' section.

After giving it sufficient time to complete on it's own, I had to go into the Task Manager to stop the PowerShell.exe task.


Simply end the process and PowerShell.exe will start back up immediately.  Once that has done, take a look at the Exchange installation process, and you will notice that it will complete within about 15 seconds or so of stopping this process.


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