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  • Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

    Hi All,

    How to change the Public Folder Database location which is used by Public Folder management Console ? I 've created new one but when I mounted, it always saying or pointing out to old one.

    here's the Error Message When I tried to Mount the Secondary DB Storage

    --------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Exchange Error
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Failed to mount database 'Public Folder Database'.

    Public Folder Database
    Failed
    Error:
    Exchange is unable to mount the database that you specified. Specified database: MCLAREN\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database; Error code: MapiExceptionCallFailed: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=-550)
    --------------------------------------------------------
    OK
    --------------------------------------------------------


    and then I created another new Database to create Public Folder, and it was successfully mounted.then I go to TOOLBOX and Public Folder Mgmgt. Console. to create new Public folder named 'x' and here's the Error Message:



    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
    Elapsed time: 00:00:00


    x
    Failed

    Error:
    The operation cannot be executed because the public folder database 'MCLAREN\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database' is not mounted. Mount the public folder database and try again.

    Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
    New-PublicFolder -Name 'x' -Path '\' -Server 'MCLAREN.itree.com.au'

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:00
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    it seems that Exchange Server 2007 doesn't recognize the newly created Public Folder Database that I created, as it asked for the FAILED to mount database

    any kinds of idea or help is greatly appreciated as I've been struggling with this silly error message since 3 months ago.


    Cheers,
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    Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:11.

  • #2
    Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

    What are you trying to do? The ultimate task - not the problem you have now. Why are you playing around with public folder stores?

    Are you trying to MOVE the existing database to a new location, or create a new public folder database?

    If you tried to move the public folder database, how did you do that? Did you do it through PowerShell or the GUI, or just tried to move the physical files and update Exchange afterwards?

    If you want to replace the existing public folder database then you will have to mount the original and the remove it. However the public folder database will contain system information that needs to be moved first.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

      Hi Sembee,

      thanks for replying my thread.

      in my company, I have 2 DC both of them set as GC namely,

      PHANTOM as DC + GC --> Exchange Server 2007 use this one
      MCLAREN as DC + GC --> Exchange Server 2007 SP1 installed


      I was IMAGE backup them using Acronis True Image server 11 and then My DC wasn't propagated properly between those two.

      for some reason, the Public Folder couldn't be mounted.
      and the Error that I know is that it kept pointing to the wrong Database Name, not the one that I newly created.
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      Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:11.

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      • #4
        Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

        Unless you're using SBS, it is A Bad Idea(tm) to install Exchange on a Domain Controller...

        It is a Very Bad Idea(tm)(c) to use an Imaging product to create Domain Controllers or Exchange Servers.


        Tom
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        • #5
          Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

          Hi Stonelaughter,

          My Exchange Server is installed in Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP2 with these roles:

          Domain Controller
          Global Catalog
          Operation Master
          Infrastructure Master
          Domain Naming Master

          while the SECOND server is running the same server as:

          Domain Controller
          Global Catalog
          Schema Master

          Exchange Server is using the SECOND server as the Global Catalog.

          is that not a good idea ?
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          Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:12.

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          • #6
            Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

            Your first server is A Bad Idea(tm) because it has Exchange and DC on the same box. I would install a new Exchange Server soon which is NOT a DC, and move the mailboxes to it... and any public folders etc; and then I would remove Exchange from your DC. Of course, I am not an experienced Exchange person, so wait for Sembee or another Exchange expert to confirm what I say before you do anything.


            Tom
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            Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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            • #7
              Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

              I have read your first repose, but I still understand why you created a new public folder store?

              And where does the backup come in to it?

              Exchange should not be installed on a domain controller - that is correct. It is a pain on a DC as the disaster recovery options are limited. Have you tried to recover the Exchange databases on to another machine or something?

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

              Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
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              • #8
                Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

                well, the Exchange Server has been deployed anyway it was a mistake.

                the reason why I'm creating new Secondary Storage Database is just to enable the usage of Public Folders, but for some reason it just won't happens to me as the Storage is kept pointing to "wrong" database storage.

                any idea of where to edit it using ADSIEDIT ?

                thanks Stonelaughter and Sembee for your input and attention.
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                Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:12.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cannot Delete Public Folder Database

                  It was FIXED,

                  just by entering eseutil /p "databasepath\databasename.edb" !


                  great tools for Exchange Server !!!!!!!!!

                  Thanks anyone for your support anyway.
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                  Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:12.

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