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).
Recommended Action: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.12&id=b6e3b32a-8848-46cb-9567-72288ac15f60
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!