Public Folder database

Good day,

we recently migrated from exchange 2007 to 2013.

The only thing left is the public folder - We never used it in Exchange 2013 but want to use it in 2013.

I simply want to delete it on the 2007 and create new mailbox on the 2013 server. When i try to remove the database from the 2007 server it states that the database was created in a future version of exchange.

What is my best route from here.

Thanks
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Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalAsked:
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Sudhir BidyeCommented:
How many Exchange servers you have in your environment?
Public folder databases does not exists any more in Exchange 2013 instead public folders mailbox was introduced, so there is no way that anyone might have created the public folder database using Exchange 2013.

When the "Database was created in a future version of exchange" error occurs it shows the exchange version using which the database was created. Can you pls confirm what version it shows in the error?
Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalAuthor Commented:
We have 2 Exchange 2013 servers and 1 2007 server. I want to decommission the 2007.

I am the only administrator on the network and have not created any public folder databases.

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Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalAuthor Commented:
So I see the fix for 2010 but it does not work on 2013 - Any ideas?

http://exchangeserverpro.com/object-is-read-only-removing-exchange-server-2007-public-folder-database/
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R--RCommented:
Remove the database from ADsiedit.
Once you remove the Public folder database from Exchange 2007 you may get prompt in outlook.

To fix the prompt please follow this article from Andrew S Higginbotham      
https://exchangemaster.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/legacy-public-folder-remnants-in-exchange-2013-cause-the-microsoft-exchange-administrator-has-made-a-change-prompt/


Expand Configuration Partition | Expand CN=Configuration | CN=Services | CN=Microsoft Exchange | CN=<Organization Name> | CN=<Administrative Group> | CN=Servers | CN=Information Store | CN=<Storage Group Name> | right clik on the CN=<Public Folder Store>, which is requried to delete it.

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Leroy LuffHead of IT & DIgitalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I 1st tried upgrading to upgrade rollup 11 for Exchange 2007 SP3 as this rollup included a spesific fix for this prpblem as per Microsoft. However it did not solve my problem.

I followed your advise and worked like a charm.

I did not need to do 2nd part.

Thank you
R--RCommented:
Thank you for the points and i am glad my suggestion helped you.
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