How do I Remove Public Folder Database from Exchange 2007

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I am a bit frustrated since the technical references I am looking at do not make this easy for me. I added an Exchange 2010 server to my domain. I now want to remove my Exchange 2007 server. The only thing getting in the way is that I need to remove or replicate my public folder database somehow. Here is the error message I get when I try to add/remove Exchange 2007:

Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database': The public folder database "PDCEX\First Storage Group\Public Folder Database" is the default public folder database for the following mailbox database(s):
PDCEX\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database
Mailbox Database 1457522476
. Before deleting the public folder database, assign a new public folder database to the mailbox database(s).
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I don't get it and I am going in circles. It also seems that some of the technotes I look at want me to run an Exchange powershell script, such as the following, but my Exchange Power Shell doesn't even recognize the command. So, I am frustrated. I am not too sure what I am doing, so if the technotes are difficult to read then it makes it more difficult for me.

Basically, my goal is to remove Exchange 2007. How do I get Public Folders out of the way so that I can uninstall Exchange 2007? Similarly, in whatever help you may give me, please clarify if I need to run those command on the Exchange 2010 server or Exchange 2007.

Thanks in advance!

Question by:jhieb
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    First create the new PF db in 2010 server. Then replicate the data, by adding repoint the db to new pf db. Then you can continue with further removing steps.
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    How do I do that? Is there any easy technote that will tell me how to replicate the data on Exchange 2010 like you mentioned? What you said makes sense to me and I generally know that I need to do this, but I don't know how to do this. I need more detailed instructions.
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