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I migrated from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010, now I am decommisioning the Exchange 2007 server. I was able to uninstall the Client Access a nd Hub Trasport role, but why when I try to unistall the Mailbox Role it keep alerting me to choos a trole to uninstall first, I think it may be because the public folder cannot be removed without asigning a new public folder databse. Any suggestions?
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by:craig_j_Lawrence
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Can you please post the exact error message that you recieve when attempting to uninstall the mailbox role from your Exchange 2007 server
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Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database': The public folder database is the default public folder database.

I was wondering sense I already removed the client access role from AD, can just manulay delete the Exchange server folders.?
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I wouldnt manually remove any folders, as you make break the installation completely. Do you require you public folder database for client data? did you create a replica of your public folders to your exchange 2010 environment?

If the public folders are no longer required, you can remove the references to them from Active Directory, as described in this blog: http://telnetport25.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/quick-tip-removing-exchange-2007-error-with-public-folder-replicas/

BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN ATTEMPTING THIS PROCEDURE! If you delete the wrong information you will break your Exchange 2010 server aswell.

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I already move the suers and the public folders to an Exchange 2010 enviorment. Will this procedure still work?
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I am sorry, but I cannot decide whether this procedure will work in your environment. you need to assess whether the information that I have provided is suitable for your situation.

Can you please run the following command Copy Code Get-MailboxDatabase | ft Name,PublicFolderDatabase and post the results

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[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.Domain>Get-MailboxDatabase | ft Na
me,PublicFolderDatabase

Name                                    PublicFolderDatabase
----                                    --------------------
Mailbox Database                        EX2007\Second Storage Group\Public...

Note: I already removed the 1st storage group with the management console, but that did'nt help.
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Ok, might be we just need to change the default public folder database to the replica on exchange 2010

take a look at this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629522.aspx it describes how to change the default public folder database.

Can you also run the following command: get-publicfolderdatabase | fl, and post the results. I can then help you with the syntax to change the public folder database on your active mailbox on the exchange 2010 server
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[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.HOUSTON> get-publicfolderdatabase |
 fl


Alias                          : PublicFolderDatabase
FirstInstance                  : True
MaxItemSize                    : unlimited
ItemRetentionPeriod            : unlimited
ReplicationPeriod              : 15
ProhibitPostQuota              : unlimited
PublicFolderHierarchy          : Public Folders
ReplicationMessageSize         : 300KB
ReplicationSchedule            : {Sun.12:00 AM-Sat.11:45 PM, Sat.11:45 PM-Sun.1
                                 2:00 AM}
UseCustomReferralServerList    : False
CustomReferralServerList       : {}
AdministrativeGroup            : Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT
                                 )
AllowFileRestore               : False
BackupInProgress               :
CopyEdbFilePath                :
DatabaseCreated                : True
Description                    :
EdbFilePath                    : D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mai
                                 lbox\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Databa
                                 se.edb
ExchangeLegacyDN               : /o=Domainname/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (
                                 FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/c
                                 n=EX2007/cn=Microsoft Public MDB
HasLocalCopy                   : False
DeletedItemRetention           : 14.00:00:00
SnapshotLastFullBackup         :
SnapshotLastIncrementalBackup  :
SnapshotLastDifferentialBackup :
SnapshotLastCopyBackup         :
LastFullBackup                 :
LastIncrementalBackup          :
LastDifferentialBackup         :
LastCopyBackup                 :
MaintenanceSchedule            : {Sun.1:00 AM-Sun.5:00 AM, Mon.1:00 AM-Mon.5:00
                                  AM, Tue.1:00 AM-Tue.5:00 AM, Wed.1:00 AM-Wed.
                                 5:00 AM, Thu.1:00 AM-Thu.5:00 AM, Fri.1:00 AM-
                                 Fri.5:00 AM, Sat.1:00 AM-Sat.5:00 AM}
MountAtStartup                 : True
Mounted                        :
Organization                   : Domainname
QuotaNotificationSchedule      : {Sun.1:00 AM-Sun.1:15 AM, Mon.1:00 AM-Mon.1:15
                                  AM, Tue.1:00 AM-Tue.1:15 AM, Wed.1:00 AM-Wed.
                                 1:15 AM, Thu.1:00 AM-Thu.1:15 AM, Fri.1:00 AM-
                                 Fri.1:15 AM, Sat.1:00 AM-Sat.1:15 AM}
RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup  : False
Server                         : EX2007
ServerName                     : EX2007
StorageGroup                   : EX2007\Second Storage Group
StorageGroupName               : Second Storage Group
IssueWarningQuota              : unlimited
EventHistoryRetentionPeriod    : 7.00:00:00
Name                           : Public Folder Database
AdminDisplayName               : Public Folder Database
ExchangeVersion                : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName              : CN=Public Folder Database,CN=Second Storage Gr
                                 oup,CN=InformationStore,CN=EX2007,CN=Servers
                                 ,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23S
                                 PDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=Domainname,CN=
                                 Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuratio
                                 n,DC=houston,DC=domainname,DC=net
Identity                       : EX2007\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Da
                                 tabase
Guid                           : debc750f-601b-4e7a-88f6-31e7d05a2b1a
ObjectCategory                 : houston.domainname.net/Configuration/Schema/ms-E
                                 xch-Public-MDB
ObjectClass                    : {top, msExchMDB, msExchPublicMDB}
WhenChanged                    : 3/15/2010 2:47:07 PM
WhenCreated                    : 6/21/2009 12:00:11 PM
OriginatingServer              : EX2007.houston.domainname.net
IsValid                        : True



[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.HOUSTON>
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can you run the same command on the exchange 2010 server - this output is only showing the public folder on exchange 2007
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[PS] C:\Windows\system32> get-publicfolderdatabase | fl


RunspaceId                      : 65d1a486-3e7c-4b89-b162-f70805fb1407
Alias                           : ex2010PublicFolders
FirstInstance                   : False
MaxItemSize                     : 10 MB (10,485,760 bytes)
ItemRetentionPeriod             : unlimited
ReplicationPeriod               : 15
ProhibitPostQuota               : 2 GB (2,147,483,648 bytes)
PublicFolderHierarchy           : Public Folders
ReplicationMessageSize          : 300 KB (307,200 bytes)
ReplicationSchedule             : {Sun.12:00 AM-Sat.11:45 PM, Sat.11:45 PM-Sun.12:00 AM}
UseCustomReferralServerList     : False
CustomReferralServerList        : {}
ReplicationType                 : None
AdministrativeGroup             : Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
AllowFileRestore                : False
BackgroundDatabaseMaintenance   : True
BackupInProgress                :
DatabaseCreated                 : True
Description                     :
EdbFilePath                     : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\SSNS Public Folders\SSNS Publi
                                  c Folders.edb
ExchangeLegacyDN                : /o=domainname/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Se
                                  rvers/cn=ex2010/cn=Microsoft Public MDB
DatabaseCopies                  : {ex2010 Public Folders\ex2010}
Servers                         : {ex2010}
ActivationPreference            : {[ex2010, 1]}
ReplayLagTimes                  : {[ex2010, 00:00:00]}
TruncationLagTimes              : {[ex2010, 00:00:00]}
RpcClientAccessServer           : ex2010.houston.domainname.net
MountedOnServer                 :
DeletedItemRetention            : 14.00:00:00
SnapshotLastFullBackup          :
SnapshotLastIncrementalBackup   :
SnapshotLastDifferentialBackup  :
SnapshotLastCopyBackup          :
LastFullBackup                  :
LastIncrementalBackup           :
LastDifferentialBackup          :
LastCopyBackup                  :
DatabaseSize                    :
AvailableNewMailboxSpace        :
MaintenanceSchedule             : {Sun.1:00 AM-Sun.5:00 AM, Mon.1:00 AM-Mon.5:00 AM, Tue.1:00 AM-Tue.5:00 AM, Wed.1:00
                                  AM-Wed.5:00 AM, Thu.1:00 AM-Thu.5:00 AM, Fri.1:00 AM-Fri.5:00 AM, Sat.1:00 AM-Sat.5:0
                                  0 AM}
MountAtStartup                  : True
Mounted                         :
Organization                    : Domainname
QuotaNotificationSchedule       : {Sun.1:00 AM-Sun.1:15 AM, Mon.1:00 AM-Mon.1:15 AM, Tue.1:00 AM-Tue.1:15 AM, Wed.1:00
                                  AM-Wed.1:15 AM, Thu.1:00 AM-Thu.1:15 AM, Fri.1:00 AM-Fri.1:15 AM, Sat.1:00 AM-Sat.1:1
                                  5 AM}
RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup   : False
Server                          : ex2010
MasterServerOrAvailabilityGroup : ex2010
MasterType                      : Server
ServerName                      : ex2010
IssueWarningQuota               : 1.899 GB (2,039,480,320 bytes)
EventHistoryRetentionPeriod     : 7.00:00:00
Name                            : ex2010 Public Folders
LogFolderPath                   : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\ex2007 Public Folders
CircularLoggingEnabled          : False
LogFilePrefix                   : E01
LogFileSize                     : 1024
AdminDisplayName                : ex2010 Public Folders
ExchangeVersion                 : 0.10 (14.0.100.0)
DistinguishedName               : CN=ex2010\ Public Folders,CN=Databases,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPD
                                  LT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=domainname,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configu
                                  ration,DC=houston,DC=domainname,DC=net
Identity                        : ex2010 Public Folders
Guid                            : c91840c9-f21e-434a-8af3-582207031a8a
ObjectCategory                  : houston.domainname.net/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Public-MDB
ObjectClass                     : {top, msExchMDB, msExchPublicMDB}
WhenChanged                     : 7/27/2010 7:52:33 PM
WhenCreated                     : 5/26/2010 1:24:28 PM
WhenChangedUTC                  : 7/28/2010 12:52:33 AM
WhenCreatedUTC                  : 5/26/2010 6:24:28 PM
OrganizationId                  :
OriginatingServer               : ex2010.houston.domainname.net
IsValid                         : True



[PS] C:\Windows\system32>

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by:craig_j_Lawrence
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OK try switching the default public folder on your mailbox database with: get-mailboxdatabase | set-mailboxdatabase -publicfolderdatabase ex2010 Public Folders


you should hopefully be able to uninstall your exchange 2007 server install!
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by:355LT1
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Which server do use the PS command?
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[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.HOUSTON>get-mailboxdatabase | set-m
ailboxdatabase -publicfolderdatabase ex2010 Public Folders
Set-MailboxDatabase : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name '
Folders'.
At line:1 char:42
+ get-mailboxdatabase | set-mailboxdatabase  <<<< -publicfolderdatabase ex2010
Public Folders
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by:355LT1
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I used the adsedit to delete the ex2007 2nd storage group then the uninstall worked.
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Can you please allocate points
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