Exchange server 2010 uninstallation RRS feed

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  • hi ,

       I am decommissioning my test exchange server 2010 (Single server having all roles in it ) .My exchange server 2003 is also working in this environment . I have moved all my mailboxes to 2003 server .While uninstalling i am getting the attached error .

    Summary: 4 item(s). 2 succeeded, 2 failed.
    Elapsed time: 00:02:55

    Configuring Prerequisites

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:30

    Mailbox Role Prerequisites

    This Mailbox server is responsible for generating an Offline Address Book. Removal of the Mailbox role is not permitted
    Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=d0faeb2a-79d3-4ded-aa40-20f3b187b414

    Uninstall cannot continue. Database 'Public Folder Database 1461944599': Public folder database "Public Folder Database 1461944599" is the default public folder database for the following mailbox database(s):
    Mailbox Database 0303275398
    . Before deleting the public folder database, assign a new default public folder database to the mailbox database(s).
    Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=b6e3b32a-8848-46cb-9567-72288ac15f60

    Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain ''. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.

    Elapsed Time: 00:02:10

    Client Access Role Prerequisites

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:06

    Hub Transport Role Prerequisites

    This computer is configured as a bridgehead server for 2 routing group connector(s) in the organization. These must be moved or deleted before Setup can continue.
    Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=b35c4602-e6c4-4fcc-873c-31f80a2582e1

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:07


    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:03 PM

All replies

  • Could you please explain in detail on understanding you have Exchange Server 2010 then you want to move the mailbox to the older version Exchange 2003

    The error message show you have offline address book still located in Exchange server. You can move using the powershell - Move-OfflineAddressBook

    Also suggest to have a look on the below article for moving he public folder


    Exchange Queries

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:16 PM
  • I have my test environment (exchange 2010 ) .Now I am decommissioning  this server .But getting the error .

    The link is to move public folder from 2003 to 2010 .Mine situation is opposite .I don't want to touch my existing 2003 exchange servers .

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:54 PM