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Removing Public Folder Database from Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-09-28
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I'm in the process of migrating my Exchange 2010 server to another server (fresh install).  I've managed to uninstall all roles except the Mailbox Role.  I am getting hung up on removing the Public Folder database.

There is a lot of information out there about this but nothing seems to work, and I'd rather use ADSI edit as a last resort.

I've used this guide HERE among others. Everything checks out.  The -Recurse script shows no replicas on the server and I've done the MoveAllReplicas script with no errors.  I followed instructions from the Microsoft guide and deleted the public folders on the old server (they all say "not available on this server" under properties).  But doing so removed them from BOTH servers.  Thank goodness for EXFolders...

So my question is:  Is there any way to remove the public folders from the old server without having them removed from the new server.  Or is ADSI edit the only way at this point?

Thanks again for your help.
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I will check that out and see if it works. Thanks!
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Well I looked at the link you provided and it made me somewhat nervous as I couldnt tell if it was removing all of the public folders (from both servers).

I ended up using ADSI edit after making doubly sure all replicas were on the new server.

Thanks for your time!
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Used ADSI edit to remove the public folder database manually.
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