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XADM: Exchange 2000 Setup Does Not Work if the Mdbdata Folder Is Not Empty

Article ID: 256618

Article Last Modified on 2/21/2007


  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q256618


During the installation of Exchange 2000 Server, you may receive an error message that says:

Prerequisite Conditions are not satisfied. Mdbdata directory must be empty in order to install Exchange 2000.


Exchange 2000 was previously installed on this computer and later removed, but the files in the Mdbdata folder were not deleted.


Manually delete the data files under the Exchsrvr\Mdbdata folder, remove the folders, and then run Setup again.


This behavior is by design.

Additional query words: exch2kp2w

Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB256618