Cannot Uninstall Exchange 2007 from SBS 2011

   I have attempted multiple times to uninstall exchange 2007.  I followed the instructions from Microsoft at: and it did not work.  The error that I received was:

"Uninstall cannot continue. Database "Public Folder Database": Exchange in unable to check the public folder replicas for "Server\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database" Verify the Microsoft Information Store service is running on Server, and that the database is properly mounted.

I attempted to start the service and was denied as the admin.  I attempted to remove the public folder database again and it cannot find it.

Does someone know how to fix my dilemma so I can uninstall exchange 2007?
Who is Participating?
Md. MojahidConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you remove public folder information for ad attribute.
Maybe I'm wrong here,but sbs 2011 uses Exchange 2010.
DKCSCOAuthor Commented:
We didn't install it,  just took it over,  but exchange shows as 2007.
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

DKCSCOAuthor Commented:
We did not remove the attribute because it is needed to control exchange.  I have checked the settings on it and am listed in the group.
DKCSCOConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I actually went back to the KB and discovered I skipped the connector steps.  It's all better now.  Thanks.
DKCSCOAuthor Commented:
The comment by Md. Mojahid made me go back over the steps and make sure I had done them correctly and in order - which I hadn't.  Thanks.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.