Cannot delete Exchange 2003 Public Folder Stores
Posted on 2008-10-08
(1) Exchange 2003 SP2 server, (1) mailbox store remaining, (1) Public Folder Store remaining
New Exchange 2007 environment:
(2) Mailbox servers in SCR configuration.
(2) CAS/HT servers
(2) Edge servers
* All user mailboxes and data have been moved to 07
*Public Folder data has been replicating approximately 7 days. Used the MoveAllReplicas.ps1 script to initiate this. Approximately 200MB of PF data to be moved (very little)
* Original front-end MSX 03 server successfully de-commissioned
I'm ready to transition everything to MSX 07 but I CANNOT remove the Public Folder Store on my remaining 03 server. PFDAVADMIN shows a single replica instance in NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SystemConfiguration. I am unable to delete this replica using that tool. I show that all my pertinent replicas (free/busy, OAB, Forms) are on my 07 servers.
Finally I tried the "RemoveReplicaFromPFRecursive" script and it completed without errors - except that I still show my 03 server.
Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated!