locked
Removing the last public folder database from the organization RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dears,

    i need to Remove the last public folder database from the organization (1 Node exchange 2007) , i made sure that no (OABs) in my organization are configured for public folder distribution, deleted public folder through EMC , shud i delete the "System public folders" as well ? and if so how to ?

    BR,


    mwahab
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    Yes you need to delete the system folders before you can remove the Public Folder database.
    Some of them, like NON_IPM_SUBTREE,SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY, OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK, is just place holders and can't be removed (and don't need to)

    You can remove them in Public Folder Management Console or use this command:
    get-publicfolder \NON_IPM_SUBTREE -recurse | remove-publicfolder


    Martina Miskovic - http://www.nic2012.com/
    • Marked as answer by mwahab Friday, January 6, 2012 5:46 PM
    Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:42 PM

All replies

  • Which system folders are you referring to exactly?

    If you are referring to the OWA scratch pad and Store Events folders, then yes you can delete those.

    Once done, use get-publicfolderstatistics -server <server> and verify no folders exist. You wont be able to remove the pf store until all the folders are removed.

     

    I assume you are running at least Outlook 2007 for the clients.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:37 PM
  • Hi A_D_ ,

    yeah all clients are outlook 2007

    i meant what System folders i need to remove in the process of removing the PF database , i have the following folders

    NON_IPM_SUBTREE
    EFORMS REGISTRY
    Events Root
    OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK
    /o=MyORG/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Default Offline Address List
    OAB Version 2
    OAB Version 3a
    OAB Version 4
    /o=MyORG/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=OAB
    OAB Version 2
    OAB Version 3a
    OAB Version 4
    EX:/o=MyORG/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
    EX:/o=MyORG/ou=First Administrative Group
    OWAScratchPad{B1ACF03F-CB75-49ED-9A40-33CDB92B439B}
    SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
    EX:/o=MyORG/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
    EX:/o=MyORG/ou=First Administrative Group
    schema-root
    Default
    microsoft
    exchangeV1
    StoreEvents{B1ACF03F-CB75-49ED-9A40-33CDB92B439B}
    globalevents
    internal

     

    And i need to know how to remove them all ?


    mwahab
    Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:18 AM
  • Hi,
    Yes you need to delete the system folders before you can remove the Public Folder database.
    Some of them, like NON_IPM_SUBTREE,SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY, OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK, is just place holders and can't be removed (and don't need to)

    You can remove them in Public Folder Management Console or use this command:
    get-publicfolder \NON_IPM_SUBTREE -recurse | remove-publicfolder


    Martina Miskovic - http://www.nic2012.com/
    • Marked as answer by mwahab Friday, January 6, 2012 5:46 PM
    Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:42 PM
  • Hello,

     

    Yes, if you do not have any Outlook 2003 users, then you can get rid of the Public Folder. But some Organization Form files are stored under EFORMS REGISTRY folder. Make sure you do not care about the Organization Forms before removing the public folders.

     

    Thanks,

    Simon

    Friday, January 6, 2012 8:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Thkxx Martina :)

    @ Simon : thkx for mentioning that point , we dont use it but but it's helpful point to take into consideration the nxt time.


    mwahab
    Friday, January 6, 2012 5:53 PM