I have a install of exchange 2007 on server 2008 that was installed in a remote site that never worked correctly so I am trying to uninstall. It was talking to exchange 2003 in the main site. I have removed public folders using the exchange shell however I still get this - Error:
Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database 1574978715': The public folder database "Public Folder Database 1574978715" contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database.
I have run necessary scripts to move everything (waited 24 hrs), but I still get an error. I have used adsiedit to manually delete the public folder on that server in configuration mode.
I am running out of time and would like to be able to remove it out of the domain gracefully.
I am just about to cut over to 2010 in the main site (currently coexisting with 2003 with no problem).
Am I better to totally wipe the whole exchange environment and migrate data back in using GRE. I am worried about the legacy that will leave in the AD environment.
Please help exchange gurus.