I have a big smile on right now. But you know have such a great attitude and enthusiasm, Lets see what we can do to help.
Go check these out, and call us back when you are done. Exchange uninstall http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q260378 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q273478 --Kevinm M, WLKMMAS, UCC+WCA, And Beyond Drive thru Admin, Would you like Fries with that? -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Michael Anderson Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 10:02 PM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: More Exchange Help (this is just not my day...) Importance: High Hello All, After all the problems that you've all seen me have, I went and did a complete reinstall of the Exchange Server. I mean - everything, like reformatting the drives, reinstalling 2000 Server, and the whole 9-yards. What I wanted to do, is take snapshots of a pre-Exchange 2000 Installed system - so I can compare all of the changes that take place when you install the EX2K server. And NOW, I can't even install the Exchange 2000 Server software! - I can select the Topmost Component in the Installation Menu and select "Custom". Then sub tree items like "Microsoft Exchange Messaging & Collaboration Services" gives me the following error message when I try to check off the "Install" option: "The component 'Microsoft Exchange Messaging & Collaboration Services' cannot be assigned 'Install' because: A server object for this server 'Exchange' already exists in the Administrative Group 'First Administrative Group'. You must either remove this server object before installing, or run Setup with the 'Disaster Recovery' switch if you are attempting this server." Should I just shoot myself right now? Just for kicks, I tried the Disaster Recovery option, and then the install kicked off again, selected that Option, then it gave me a new error message saying that I need to run the Domain Prep crap - blah blah blah... So I tried that, it ran fine, then ran the install again, then errored out again! What the heck is it finding? It HAS to be something left behind from the previous Exchange 2000 Install - on the 2000 Server Domain Controller because it's impossible to have anything left on the old box because it was ALL BLOWN AWAY. Using Active Directory Administrator on the Domain Controller, I deleted the 2 Exchange Specific Groups that were created from the last EX2K Server Install figuring that's what the Error Message was referring to, but that didn't fix the problem. Does anybody have any ideas as to what I need to do, in order to perform a 100% Fresh EX2K install on a Fresh Windows 2000 Server? At this point, I am painfully remembering WHY I avoided using Exchange over the past several years. I am NOT giving up though - I really need to get this working, and I hate spending entire days, on attempting to get some of the most basic features of the software running, before I can get into all the fun stuff - like actually adding users, virtual domains, tweaking and optimizing - you know, actually USING the software for it's intended purpose before I get my butt fired??? I am a very frustrated person right now ... ugghhhhh Thanks in advance for all your expertise, Mike _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]