Exchange 2003 Public Folder Replicas not moving (can't delete them to uninstall)
Posted on 2011-02-25
I'm trying to uninstall Exchange 2003 to complete the process of moving to Exchange 2010, but I'm having an issue with the Public Folders. I can't uninstall Exchange 2003 because there are still Public Folder Replicas on the server. I right click the Public Folder Store and say "Move All Replicas" and choose the Public Folder Database on the 2010 server. I see some things flash on the screen (looks like it's moving), but after 24 hours there is still a Public Folder Instance.
Is there a way to force this through or troubleshoot it in some way? If I look at Replication Status, the "Nntp Control Folder" is "In Sync" and the "PUBLIC FOLDER HEIRARCHY" and the "SYSTEM CONFIGURATION" say "Local Modified," and each has 2 replicas. If I try to delete the Public Folder Store, it tells me I cannot delete it because it contains Public Folder Replicas.
How can I get rid of these so that I can uninstall Exchange?