Exchange 2010 delete all public folder included default public folder database

Posted on 2011-10-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
we just finished migrate exchange 2003 et 2010. During the migraiton we had outlook 2003 so we needed to maintain public folders. Now all users have Outlook 2007 and 2010 so we decide to delete all public folder database (databases). I folow microsoft process and it worked for the first database. The issue arrived with the second database. All folders has been moved exept OAB and freebusy. I wait 3 days and the two publics folders still exist. I change log settings and application log say:
MSExchangeIS Public Store ID 3093:
Error -2147221233 reading property 0x67480014 on object type  tbtReplication and
Error -2147221233 reading property 0x67010003 on object type  tbtReplication
I tried:
isinteg -s servername -fix -test replstate
Isinteg -s servername -fix -test rowcounts
isinteg -s servername -fix -test alltests
But the test failed. Test has been cancel and failed.
eseutil /d /k and /p on public folder database
No problem with eseutil
 I search on google and didn't find a solution. I still have the replication issue
Users databases have the third public folder database has default, i just need to delete the second and after the third with -RemoveLastAllowed switch.

can someone help me?

Question by:makanzore
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    Expert Comment

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Exchange has to run with 1 default public folder as some "resources" will actually use it.

    A "resource" being a resource mailbox which holds it free/busy schedule.
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    Expert Comment

    I ended up having to rip out the public folder database via adsiedit, not recommended but if you can't find a solution this may work.

    Exchange 2010 no longer needs public folders for schedule free/busy information, it's taken care of by the availability service.
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    Sirreal: While this is true- if you have clients that still use Outlook 2003, you need the public folders.

    --- now, to move the public folders, this is from my own notes doing this very task this week, upgrading from 2003 to 2011.

    GO to the OLD exchange server -
    Go into Exchange System Manager on the 2003 server
    Navigate to Administrative Groups | first administrative group | Servers | {ServerName} | First Storage Group | Public Folder Store (Server)
    Right click on "Public Folder Store (Server)"
    Select "Move All Replicas"
    Select your 2010 Public Folder Database
    Click OK
    Warning will appear, click OK
    Check the list of "Public Folder Instances" under the Public Folder Store until it is empty.
    --- THEN, while still on that server, in system manager
          Under "Administrative Groups" Expand JUST the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOH...) and the "First Administrative Group"
          Right Click on the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOH...) | Select NEW | Public Folder
          Under "First Administrative Group", expand the Folder called "Folders"
          Click the "Public Folders" and drag it up to the newly crated folder called "Folders" in the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOH...)

    Author Comment

    thanks for you answer.
    Sirreal45: I already try on lab environement to use adsiedit but default public folder database for mailbox database replace the value by something like: CN=MBX01 Public Folder Database\0ADEL:bdebf057-a1b0-462d-8ef3-c794b9ae24ab,CN=Deleted Objects,CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=fr The value is not realy delete. If i use adsiedit, Irealy need that all mailbox database don't have a default public folder database.

    jrhelgeson: Exchange 2003 is already deleted from organisation. I only have Exchange 2010. so it 's a replication issue between exchange 2010 public folder database.

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    I found a solution

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    I found a solution in time! Thanks

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