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Delete Internet Newsgroups Public Folder Exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to uninstall the First Exchange 2010 server in our Organisation but when I try to remove exchange I get the following error:

    Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database 1868366791': The public folder database "Public Folder Database 1868366791" contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database. For detailed instructions about how to remove a public folder database, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=81409&clcid=0x409.
    Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=b6e3b32a-8848-46cb-9567-72288ac15f60

    The only public folder left on this server is the Internet newsgroups folder. Is there anyway of removing this folder as I need to uninstall exchange and at the moment I cant do this until this public folder has been removed.

    Matt

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:08 AM

Answers

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    Hello Matt,

    You can refer to the following article to remove the public folders with ADSIEDIT.

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2010-remove-public-folder-database

    Thanks,

    Simon

    • Marked as answer by Matt.Spence Friday, March 9, 2012 11:54 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 9:18 AM
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All replies

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    Hello,

    Firstly, please make sure all the public folders, including the system folders are replicated to other database.

    Then you can manually delete public folder database on E2K7 from adsiedit.

    Thanks,

    Simon


    Thursday, March 8, 2012 7:04 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    There are only 2 public folders left on the server which are the IPM_Subtree and the Internet Newsgroups folders which can both be deleted.

    Also to delete the database in ADSI edit do I have to go to this location:

    Configuration>Services>Microsoft Exchange>Contigo Organization>Administrative Groups>Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)>Databases

    Matt

    Thursday, March 8, 2012 9:49 AM
  •  

    Hello Matt,

    You can refer to the following article to remove the public folders with ADSIEDIT.

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2010-remove-public-folder-database

    Thanks,

    Simon

    • Marked as answer by Matt.Spence Friday, March 9, 2012 11:54 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 9:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Simon,

    Thanks for the help this finally made it possible to uninstall exchange 2010.

    Thanks again.

    Matt

    Friday, March 9, 2012 11:54 AM