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Error creatign new public folders

I installed Exchange 2010 on a new server and migrated mailboxes (from another Exchange 2010 server). I will outline details later, but the general problem is that I ended up with errors or corruption in my public folders. I had my new server showing a mailbox database bu NO public folder database so I created one in the EMC. Everything completed error free and I can see the .edb file in the appropriate path. The problem I hav enow is that every time I launch the EMC and click on MAILBOX under ORGANIZATION I get the error from the screen shot attached.

I should note that I CAN see the Public Folders in the PUBLIC FOLDER MANAGEMENT (in the TOOLBOX section). I can create new subfolders etc. I just do not get an "entry" in the DATABASE MANAGEMENT tab that shows the public folders are mounted and ready to use.

Here is some other (hopefully relevant info). I tried to uninstall Exchange from the original server and I never could get past the REMOVE MAILBOX role. I ended up doing a forcible uninstall by removing registry entries, the EXCHANGE folder, and references in ADSI EDIT to the OLD SERVER (under the exchange subsection ONLY). I'm sure most of you have seen the 100 or so articles that document where to look in ADSI EDIT and how to do a manual uninstall. I did nothing outside of the steps in these articles.

Any help would be appreciated.



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8/22/2022 - Mon