I have recently moved to a new domain after a company merger and we needed to change the domain name. New exchange is up and running in the new domain and everything is fine. I need to remove exchange 2007 from the old domain so I can use the server for something else. I have removed everything apart from the mailbox role it will not budge.
It keeps throwing an error saying
Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:03
Mailbox Role Prerequisites
Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database': Exchange is unable to check the public folder replicas for "HALO\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database". Verify the Microsoft Information Store service is running on HALO.mydomain.co.uk, and that the database is properly mounted.
Recommended Action: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.3&id=b6e3b32a-8848-46cb-9567-72288ac15f60
Elapsed Time: 00:00:03
Ideally I want to remove it properly and not just flatten it but I have been working on this all day now!
Any issues if I just flatten it and start again? The server has been off for 2 months so it doesnt do anything that we need. The old domain is still running and I will eventually move all the server across to the new domain and get rid of the old one. All PCs are across and as I said the new exchange is up and running and has been since 5th Jan.
Any suggestions? Found a link on the net about ADSI edit and removing some refs to public folders but am not sure about that.
Help most appreciated as I have been working on this since this morning now and am at my wits end!!! I need to get this server reinstalled!!!!