Cannot remove public folder database
Topic Last Modified: 2010-10-18
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Setup cannot continue because the Uninstall Mailbox Server role process cannot remove the public folder database from the local server without potential data loss.
Exchange 2007 Setup requires that the public folder database be removed from the server before the Mailbox Server role is removed.
Public folder replicas might remain on the server, or the public folder database might be the last in the Exchange organization.
To resolve this issue, move or delete the public folder database on the server, and then rerun Exchange Server 2007 Setup.
For more information about how to remove public folder databases from a Mailbox server, see the "Remove a public folder database from a Mailbox server" section in How to Remove a Public Folder Database.
For more information about how to move public folder databases from one server to another server, see How to Move Public Folder Content from one Public Folder Database to Another Public Folder Database.
For more information about how to manage public folder database stores or replicas, see the "Managing Mailbox Stores and Public Folder Stores" section in the Administration Guide for Exchange Server 2003 download document.