I am trying to cleanly uninstall Exchange 2007 to await SP1 (at least) as
interoperation with my Exchange 2003 organization is pretty broken. The
hangup has been in removing the Public Folder Replicas and I have done what
I can in the 2003 ESM and am trying to remove the final obstacles to the
In an article here: http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles...rticleid=97426
, it has been
suggested that I can remove the public folders recursively, but I always get
an error on one of the commands when working with the Non_Ipm_Subtree.
The original command line was:
Get-PublicFolder -Server EX2007
"Non_Ipm_Subtree" -Recurse -ResultSize:Unlimited |
Remove-PublicFolder -Server EX2007 -Recurse
That command line comes back with Non_Ipm_Subtree an unknown Identity.
I ran the following command line to get the "replicas" still existing:
Get-PublicFolder \NON_IPM_SUBTREE -Recurse | ft Name,Replicas
And taking those results, I tried to work backwards, removing the branches
For example, in trying to remove the Events Root with:
Remove-PublicFolder -Server EMAIL2 "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\Events Root"
I get back:
Remove-PublicFolder : Cannot delete the object '\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\Events
Root'. Please make sure that you specified the correct identity and that you
have the correct permissions to delete it.
And so it is with each of the remaining replicas. I have tried the command
from the Exchange Command Shell as both the Enterprise admin and as the
Exchange service account from the server where the Public Folders reside and
get the same results.
Or am I asking the wrong folks these questions?