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Unable to delete Public Folder Database in Exchange 2007 Standard Transitioning Exchange 2003

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Current demographics: Transition environment -Windows Server 2003 running Exchange 2003 Standard
Installed a new server Windows 2008 Server - Exchange 2007.  Planned to transition, move mailbox's, test and uninstall Exchange 2003 decommission.  After installation realized Power Shell could not find our install path due to a hyphen in Exchange folder name.  (Not very bright to use a hyphen finding out the hard way)  I am now planning on uninstalling Exchange 2007 remove the installation folders and reinstall using appropriate naming convention for folder structure however in order to uninstall I must first remove the Public Folder database within Second Storage Group when I try to do this I receive a message to remove all replications first.  I used Power Shell directing it to the path for scripts and tried to Remove Replications and Remove the database with no luck.  Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of the database so that I can get back to my original installation plan?  Thank you
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If you are familiar with adsiedit - please go down to

configuration - services - microsoft exchange - organization - administrative group - exchange administrative group - servers - your E2k7 box - information store - second storage group - public folder store. Right click delete.

IF you are sure you have no information you want to retain from this store - simply delete and proceed with removal of the box.

All the best.
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Sweet!  Thank you, worked like a charm.
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