Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Removing Public Folder Database from Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-09-28
4
Medium Priority
?
250 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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.
0
Comment
Question by:CYSAdmin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Satya Pathak
ID: 36817141
0
 

Author Comment

by:CYSAdmin
ID: 36817208
I will check that out and see if it works. Thanks!
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
CYSAdmin earned 0 total points
ID: 36904979
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!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:CYSAdmin
ID: 36935260
Used ADSI edit to remove the public folder database manually.
0

Featured Post

Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

Question has a verified solution.

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

New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
Here in this article, you will get a step by step guidance on how to restore an Exchange database to a recovery database. Get a brief on Recovery Database and how it can be used to restore Exchange database in this section!
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
Suggested Courses

618 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