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Public Folder Database cannot be deleted

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Hi

We have migrated an Exchange 2010 on-premise to an hosted solution. We now need to remove the exchange server role from the server as it will be used for other purposes.

However, when I try to remove the public folder database I recieve the following error:
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Microsoft Exchange Error
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The public folder database 'Public Folder Database 0227461406' cannot be deleted.

Public Folder Database 0227461406
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Public folder database "Public Folder Database 0227461406" is the default public folder database for the following mailbox database(s):
EICTASERVER\First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (EICTASERVER)
. Before deleting the public folder database, assign a new default public folder database to the mailbox database(s).




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OK
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The problem with this is that the EICTASERVER doesn't hold any exchange roles anymore. I'm guessing that this is something from a previous migration. I have tried several things but nothing works.

Plz help
Thx
Filip
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Either use REmovePFreplica PS1 or simply delete the PF database using ADSIEDIT

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by:FlipTrip
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I forgot to say that all the mailbox databases are already removed. I think that the database Mailbox Store was hold on the old server.

Can you describe the steps to do it using ADSEDIT?

Thx
Filip
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Thanks. I have successfully uninstalled exchange following the procedures from that link.

Thx
Filip
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