Migrated an Exchange Server 2007 server (bfnep-exch1) to Exchange Server 2013 (xchange13) successfully. Did not migrate Public Folders because do not care to use Public Folders in 2013. Running on the 2013 server for months with 2007 server powered-off 6 days a week without any issues. The 2007 server is power-on on the 7th day for ~ 6-8 hours to keep AD "synced". Now ready to decommission the 2007 server.
All mailboxes and the OAB were moved to the 2013 server.
Was able to remove the MaIlboxDatabase from 2007 server via Get-MailboxDatabase -Server bfnep-exch1 | Remove-MailboxDatabase command.
Trying to remove the PublicFolderDatabase from 2007 server via Get-PublicFolderDatabase -Server bfnep-exch1 | Remove-PublicFolderDatabas
e command. However, an error message is returned stating that the Public Folder Database contains folder replicas.
When I look at the Public Folder Database via the Public Folder Management Console the database is empty.
Running the command Get-PublicFolderStatistics
lists 7 entries. Can these be removed via Get-PublicFolderStatistics
| Remove-Public Folder safely?
Looking on the 2013 server shows not Public Folders or Public Databases.
Attached is a file with several screen shots from the 2007 & 2013 servers.
Let me know if any additional info is required.