Can't delete Public Folder Store on a server with no Mailbox Store
Posted on 2008-10-10
I am trying to retire an exchange server. The server no longer has a mailbox store, and I have been unable to delete the public folder store. I am getting this error message when I attempt to move replicas.
Your profile is not configured.
An unexpected, unknown error has occurred.
Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store
ID no: 8004011c-0521-00000000
ID no: c1050000
Exchange System Manager
I then tried mounting a new database by dismounting the store, moving the original EDB and STM files, and then remounting the store, but this also will not allow me to remove the database without moving replicas.
I am at this point TERRIFIED that any further actions I take may cause a problem with the live data on the new server. The store is currently dismounted, and I have set the replication on the public folder store to NEVER.
My issue is complicated because this server is also an AD server, and I need to retire Exchange on it before I can rebuild it as an AD server again.