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Exchange 2007 - Internet Newsgroup Public Folder cannot be removed RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are migrating from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013, to do this we need to remove the Public folders. The problem is that I cannot remove the Internet Newsgroups PF. When I try to remove this it gives the following error

    --------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Exchange Error
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Action 'Remove' could not be performed on object 'Internet Newsgroups'.

    Internet Newsgroups
    Failed
    Error:
    Cannot delete the object '\Internet Newsgroups'. Please make sure that you specified the correct identity and that you have the correct permissions to delete it.

    MapiExceptionPartialCompletion: Unable to delete folder. (hr=0x40680, ec=0)
    Diagnostic context:
        Lid: 18969   EcDoRpcExt2 called [length=54]
        Lid: 27161   EcDoRpcExt2 returned [ec=0x0][length=85][latency=1]
        Lid: 23226   --- ROP Parse Start ---
        Lid: 27962   ROP: ropDeleteFolder [29]
        Lid: 17082   ROP Error: 0x80070005
        Lid: 19297 
        Lid: 21921   StoreEc: 0x80070005
        Lid: 27962   ROP: ropNone [0]
        Lid: 26881 
        Lid: 21817   ROP Failure: 0x80070005
        Lid: 24721 
        Lid: 20625   StoreEc: 0x80070005

    I have checked, and I am listed as Owner of the folder.

    Looking around various sites it looks like this was a known issue when people upgraded from 2003 to 2007 or 10, and no solution was provided apart from using ADSIEdit. If possible we want to avoid this. Does anyone know if there is an alternative to this or do we have to go down that path?

    I know we can install a 2010 server to run public folders, but we want to remove them rather than just hiding a problem (looks like previous admins have done this kind of thing and left me with a headache).


    • Edited by GADavies Monday, June 9, 2014 8:35 PM .
    Monday, June 9, 2014 8:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, there isn't a supported way to remove this folder, we have to use ADSIEDIT to delete it. Thanks for understanding.

    Best regards,
    Belinda


    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by GADavies Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:32 PM
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:44 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, there isn't a supported way to remove this folder, we have to use ADSIEDIT to delete it. Thanks for understanding.

    Best regards,
    Belinda


    Belinda Ma
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by GADavies Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:32 PM
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:44 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Belinda, I thought that may be the case.Why, when this first came up 7 years ago, have Microsoft not provided a solution, it's their product and their issue after all.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:33 PM