Had an issue today where I wanted to remove Exchange Management tools but when I ran the uninstaller it complained that I needed to choose a role to uninstall but the issue was I only have the Exchange Management Tools installed to the uninstaller wouldn’t proceed. I found a very helpful forum post at TechNet which advised to use the command line uninstaller. The steps I used in order to remove Exchange Management Tools are below: This has been tested on Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8 64bit.
Make sure you switch off any antivirus programs or monitoring software before proceeding. The tmlisten service used by Trend Micro Office scan caused the un-installer to fail the first few times until I noticed the service name in the error message.
To begin. Open a Command Prompt with administrator privileges. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\ then issue the following command: setup /m:uninstall /roles:MT and press enter.
The following screen should display and Exchange Management Tools un-installer should continue unassisted:
When it has completed go into C:\Program Files and delete the Microsoft Folder. Assuming your Microsoft Folder only contains the Exchange folder. Also delete any desktop icons for Exchange you have. Then use a utility like Piriform’s CCleaner to remove files and registry entries left behind before rebooting. You should then be able to install the tools again.
Can you improve on any of the tips I’ve discussed here? If you can let me know in the comments.