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Cannot Remove Public Folders Exchange 2007 / Windows 2008

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I have been trying to uninstall / reinstall Exchange 2007 on a Windows 2008 server.  When I try to remove the public folders, I keep getting a message that I cannot remove the Public Folders because replicas exist.

All of the solutions I have found so far say to move the public folders to another server.  However, I don't have another server to move the folders to.

I found articles on using ADSI edit to delete the folders.  However, either ADSIedit is different in 2008 or I am doing something wrong.

Before I completely rebuild the server, I was hoping someone might be able to supply a procedure to delete the replicas so I can remove the public folders or some other methodolgy that would allow me to reinstall Exchange.  Right now I can't remove the mailbox role since I can't remove the Public Folder.
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If this is the last public folder store in the org then you need to follow the Microsoft guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164367.aspx

Simon.
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and here is another thing that can help:

http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=5103
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I was led to the following link -> How to Delete Multiple Public Folders from Your Organization ->
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201664.aspx

By looking at the solution from Mestha:If this is the last public folder store in the org then you need to follow the Microsoft guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164367.aspx

Thanks Guys!
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