Exchange 2010 Decommission

Hi,
Im trying to uninstall the mailbox role off a server

Mailbox Role Prerequisites
Failed

Error:
Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'BB-Public Folders': Public folder database "BB-Public Folders" is the default public folder database for the following mailbox database(s):
BB-MDB01
BB-MDB02
. Before deleting the public folder database, assign a new default public folder database to the mailbox database(s).

Ive moved the replicas as per here

Get-PublicFolder \ -recurse | ft name, parentpath,replicas

Name                                    ParentPath                              Replicas
----                                    ----------                              --------
IPM_SUBTREE                                                                     {}
Meeting Rooms                           \                                       {AA-Public Folders}
4 person meeting room                   \Meeting Rooms                          {AA-Public Folders}
Meeting Rooms1                          \                                       {AA-Public Folders}
Teams                                   \                                       {AA-Public Folders}
ITS                                     \Teams                                  {AA-Public Folders}
Hardware requests                       \Teams\ITS                              {AA-Public Folders}
Whereabouts Calendar                      \Teams\ITS                              {AA-Public Folders}
Laptop Requests                         \Teams\ITS                              {AA-Public Folders}
Licenses                                \Teams\ITS                              {AA-Public Folders}
Starters and Leavers                    \Teams\ITS                              {AA-Public Folders}

Get-MailboxDatabase | ft name,publicfolderdatabase

Name                                                        PublicFolderDatabase
----                                                        --------------------
AA-MDB01                                                    AA-Public Folders
AA-MDB02                                                    AA-Public Folders
BB-MDB01                                                    BB-Public Folders
BB-MDB02                                                    BB-Public Folders

Ive looked at ADSIedit for the msExchHomePublicMDB attribute but it doesn't exist

Any ideas on how I should proceed?
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Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAsked:
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Goto Mailbox DB properties and change the PF db to new PF DB you created. Then uninstall it. PF replication can take time. So you might need to leave it for few days to complete.

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Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Pilly170's comment #a41030326

for the following reason:

I was following a tutorial for decommissioning, which had not performed this step
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Ya, that what I said above. As your current MBX db's are using PF db which you are trying to remove. Hence Exchange is not allowing it to remove. Until you point DB's to another PF DB.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
I assume, I answered your question correctly.
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