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Can't delete public folder after uninstalling Exchange

Postby chicagotech » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:10 pm

You want to uninstall the Exchange
2003 server after the migration, however you cannot delete the public
folder database since the default public folder instances are still
present. You have run the "Move All Replicas" command, and you're wondering
whether it is the right way to go. If I have misunderstood, please let me
know.

As to your concerns, you can use the "Move All Replicas" command to clear
the public folder instances so that you can delete the public folder
database on the source server. There might be duplicates of OWAscratchpad
or Storevents folders etc. on the destination server. These folders that
came over from source server should go off eventually on the destination
server. After public folder store maintenance cycles, it would take its own
course and we can't purge it manually. And further to that these folders
remaining on destination server would do no harm for that store's functions.

By this time, the "Storeevents" folder gets removed from the source server,
thereafter you can successfully delete the store.

For your information, I'd like to share the following articles with you:

Exchange Server 2003 How to Dismount and Delete the Mailbox and Public
Folder Stores
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 1(EXCHG.65).aspx

How to remove the first Exchange Server 2003 computer from the
administrative group
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931
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