remove corrupted or missing public folder database from exchange


 

I suspected that perhaps some replicas had been missed by the Management Command – but I was running short of time and really needed to remove the Exchange Installation from the Machine so I thought – perhaps I could just remove the reference to the Public Folder from Active Directory.

So I broke out my trusty copy of ADSI Edit (which can be downloaded from here) and navigated to the following entry:

CN=Folder Hierarchies,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=<Your Organisation>,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=<your Domain>,DC=<Dot Com>

For visual reference it may look the following in ADSI Edit:

When I had this key selected the right hand pane of ADSI Edit changed to display the following value:


I Right clicked on that value and then chose “Delete” from the context menu.


I then navigated to the following key in ADSI Edit:

CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=<Your Server>,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=<Your Organisation>,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=<your Domain>,DC=<dot Com>

Which in terms of a visual representation looks like the following:

When I had this key selected I saw the right hand pane of ADSI Edit change to look like the following:

I then right clicked on the correct entry for my Public Folder Database and then chose “Delete”.

I did this and then using exchange managament console and created a new database.
This worked fine!

 


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