Exchange 2007 Removal
Posted on 2014-10-22
We are currently running Exchange 2010 and I am preparing to migrate to Exchange 2013. We use public folders and we have an old Exchange 2007 server that was shut down but never removed fully. I am attempting to remove this Exchange 2007 server.
I have powered up the old exchange server and selected to uninstall 2007. It errors due to the public folder database not being empty. I read a solution to move all replicas to the new server. I ran the moveallreplicas script to accomplish this however it seems this data had been replicated prior to the server being shut down but also had a replica to itself so the data existed in both locations. After running the moveallreplicas it is attempting to populate the Exchange 2010 public folders with data that is already present so users were getting thousands of conflict messages, 1 for every piece of data in the public folder structure (or at least this is what I think is happeneing). Due to complaints from management I had no option but to shut down the old Exchange 2007 server, which is where I am now at.
My quandry is that I cannot remove exchange 2007 without first emptying the PF database. I cannot empty the PF database without getting thousands of conflict messages ?
Any ideas ?