Exchange 2010 - Public folder database removal

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Hi All

 

Hope everyone is well.

 

I needed some help trying to remove a PF database from an Exchange 2010 server that I am trying to decommission. Every time I try to remove the PF database I get the following error:

 

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2020-09-08 09_14_59-Connections - TTAFDATVXMR1 - Exchanges - Royal TS.png

 

Appreciate any advice.

 

1 Reply

@Navishkar Sadheo 
Open ADSIEDIT.MSC
Navigate through the following steps, replacing dummy values with yours:

 

CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL
CN=Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=<Your_Exhchange_Organization_Name>
CN=Administrative Groups
CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
CN=Databases
CN=PUBLIC_FOLDER_DATABASE

 

Right-Click on the "CN=PUBLIC_FOLDER_DATABASE" and delete.