Solved

Exchange 2010 uninstall, public folders issue

Posted on 2011-03-10
3
1,310 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello,

I am trying to run setup.com /m:uninstall to remove exchange 2010 from a server. This is in a mixed exchange 2003/2010 environment, and I keep receiving this message:

CN=Public Folders,CN=Folder Hierarchies,CN=First Administrative Group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=XNA,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=XNA,DC=Local

Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

    Configuring Prerequisites                                COMPLETED
    Mailbox Role Checks                                       FAILED
   
     Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database 1394948284': Ex
change can't remove the public folder database Public Folder Database 1394948284
 because it's the last public folder database in an organization that has pre-Ex
change 2007 servers. Organizations that have pre-Exchange 2007 servers must have
 at least one public folder database.

To jump straight to the point, there was no data at all on the exchange 2010 server, and the users have no data in the 2003 public folders either (they don't use).  

What is the fastest way to deal with what is hopefully my last error so I can uninstall?

TIA.

0
Comment
Question by:pbenningfield
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Akhater earned 500 total points
ID: 35101380
run adsiedit.msc -> right click connect to CONFIGURATION partition (not default naming context )

services -> MS exchange -> organization -> Microsoft Exchange administrative group (xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) -> databases

you will find you public folder database xxxxxxxxxxxx  right click delete
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:pbenningfield
ID: 35102314
Excellent, worked like a charm, thank you!!
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:pbenningfield
ID: 35102317
Thank you!!
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question