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I use SBS2008, with Exchange 2007.
I have a public folder in the "second storage group".
It is dismounted, and I can not mount it.
I just want to delete it for ever.
I know it's GUID.
What command can I run in Powershell to delete it.
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How to Remove a Public Folder Database
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998329(v=exchg.80).aspx

Remove-PublicFolderDatabase -Identity "<server>\<storage group>\<public folder database>"

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That command failed.

I tried all the usual ways to delete a public folder, but they all fail

I could not mount the public folder, and I decided to delete all the files in the "Second Storage Group" "public folder database" "c:\program files\microsoft\exchange server\mailbox\second storage group\".

I ran "Get-MailboxDatabase | fl" and I found out the GUID of the second storage group.
Can I use this GUID as a reference to run a Powershell command to remove all traces of the "public folder database" in the second storage group.
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http://blog.dargel.at/2012/01/19/remove-public-folder-using-adsiedit/

You can use ADSIEDIT to remove the PF Database

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This worked, but I could not see services at first.
I had to RMC on ADSI edit, select "connect to", and chooses "configuration", rather than the default "default naming context".
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:) Yeah i guess its the first time you used ?

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