Removing Exchange 2010 Public Folder replicas

Good Morning,
I am trying to correctly unistall Exchange 2010, which includes the CAS, HUB and MB roles.  As I get to the Mailbox Role removal process, this is the error I get.  I can't not figure out where these Exchange 2010 Public Folder replicas are located in order to remove them.  Any Exchange 2010 experts out with suggestions?  Thanks for the help in advance.  (The link that it provided did not help.

Mailbox Role
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Error:
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear(); get-PublicFolderDatabase -server $RoleFqdnOrName | remove-PublicFolderDatabase -RemoveLastAllowed" was run: "The public folder database "Public Folder Database 0874277101" contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database. For detailed instructions about how to remove a public folder database, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=81409&clcid=0x409.".

The public folder database "Public Folder Database 0874277101" contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database. For detailed instructions about how to remove a public folder database, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=81409&clcid=0x409.
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krishnasmtpport25Commented:
Hi,

This article explains you how to remove the public folder replica. This steps on Exchange 2007 and its same for Exchange 2010. Once you remove all the replica you can uninstall Exchange
http://exchangepedia.com/blog/2008/05/how-to-remove-public-folders.html



Regards,
Krishna
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krishnasmtpport25Commented:
Hi,

You need to use the options

Removing Public Folder replicas using MoveAllReplicas.ps1

Regards,
Krishna
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WilmetteAuthor Commented:
Interesting how I can't use the MoveAllReplicas.ps1.  However, I followed the steps above it and here's the stat that I have after running the Get-PublicFolderStatistics:

RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Schedule+ Free Busy Information - Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
IsDeletePending          : False
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:37:14 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True

RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Offline Address Book - Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK\EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
IsDeletePending          : False
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:39:21 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True

RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Schedule+ Free Busy Information - First Administrative Group
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/20/2010 10:01:34 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=vow/ou=First Administrative Group
IsDeletePending          : True
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:20:01 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:37:58 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=First Administrative Group
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True



[PS] C:\>Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server "vowvh002" | fl


RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Schedule+ Free Busy Information - Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
IsDeletePending          : False
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:37:14 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000070000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True

RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Offline Address Book - Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK\EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
IsDeletePending          : False
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:12:15 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:39:21 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A03008DD89F530373684A9003AF7FA4D5C51B0000000000080000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True

RunspaceId               : 06497385-6ab4-45c8-9890-4070597fd9f6
AdminDisplayName         : Schedule+ Free Busy Information - First Administrative Group
AssociatedItemCount      : 0
ContactCount             : 0
CreationTime             : 4/20/2010 10:01:34 AM
DeletedItemCount         : 0
EntryId                  : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
ExpiryTime               :
FolderPath               : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=vow/ou=First Administrative Group
IsDeletePending          : True
ItemCount                : 0
LastAccessTime           : 4/22/2010 7:20:01 AM
LastModificationTime     : 4/22/2010 8:37:58 AM
LastUserModificationTime :
LastUserAccessTime       :
Name                     : EX:/o=vow/ou=First Administrative Group
OwnerCount               : 0
TotalAssociatedItemSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalDeletedItemSize     : 0 B (0 bytes)
TotalItemSize            : 0 B (0 bytes)
ServerName               :
StorageGroupName         :
DatabaseName             : Public Folder Database 0874277101
Identity                 : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
MapiIdentity             : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A0300C70DABBDF1D40B418477E578A3BB9E320000000000070000
OriginatingServer        : vowvh002.vow.us
IsValid                  : True

Looks like everything is gone,  but when I attempt to Remove the Public Folder Database 0874277101 in Exchange Management Console, I am still getting the same error message.

Thanks for your help.
Phuong
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WilmetteAuthor Commented:
Krishna,
Here's something else that's interesting.  Withing Public Folder Management Console, under System Public Folders\Offline Address Book and System Public Folders\Schedule + Free Busy, each has the Exchange Administrative Group (FYD...), which is on the Exchange 2010.  Now when I try to remove these, I get the error message in the attachment.  Could this have anything to do with permissions?

THanks,
PHuong
Microsoft-Exchange-Error.docx
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WilmetteAuthor Commented:
Looks like ADSI Edit is the only way to go.  I referred to another EE article and used ADSI Edit to remove both the Public Folder and Mailbox database on my Exchange 2010 and was able to successfully remove the MB role.  Thanks again for you response.

Phuong
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