Remove public folder using ADSIEdit

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Exchange 2010, Exchange Legacy
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In some cases you are forced to hard-remove public folders from Exchange. You can use ADSI Edit to delete these folders.

Exchange 2010

Open ADSI-Edit and got to configuration

Navigate to this path:

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

Now you can delete the PF-Database you want to get rid off.

Exchange 2007

Open ADSI-Edit and got to configuration

Navigate to this path:

CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL
CN=Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=EXCHANGE_ORG
CN=Administrative Groups
CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
CN=Servers
CN=SERVERNAME
CN=InformationStore
CN=STORAGE_GROUP
CN=PUBLIC_FOLDER_DATABASE

Now you can delete the PF-Database you want to get rid off.

Exchange 2003

Open ADSI-Edit and got to configuration

Navigate to this path:

CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL
CN=Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=EXCHANGE_ORG
CN=Administrative Groups
CN=First administrative Group
CN=Servers
CN=SERVERNAME
CN=InformationStore
CN=STORAGE_GROUP
CN=PUBLIC_FOLDER_DATABASE

Now you can delete the PF-Database you want to get rid off.

Cheers,

Chris

Comments
  1. […] to this article to see how to remove public folders in the different versions of […]

  2. DHo says:

    Why you don’t have any more posts of gratitude is beyond me! Thanks for posting the answer not even MS will post.

  3. Derek says:

    I’ve been spending hours trying to remove a database that has no replicas, yet Exchange won’t delete it because of replicas.

    This did the trick, and quick. Thanks!

  4. TravisA says:

    Brilliant! Solved my issue trying to remove 2007 PF after migrating to 2013.

  5. gREy says:

    Thanks for help! Hard-remove it’s what i need.

  6. […] to this article to see how to remove public folders in the different versions of […]

  7. […] Afin de désinstaller Exchange 2010 de votre serveur après validation du bon fonctionnement des boites mails sur votre nouvelle infra de messagerie tel que Office 365, il vous suffit d’aller dans Démarrer/panneau de configuration/Programmes et fonctionnalités cliquez sur Microsoft E… […]

  8. palme says:

    tank you so much!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s