Important notice: If you remove Public Folders database using this method all data that remains in it will be lost!
Important notice 2: If you remove the first Public Folder Database via this method, the site folder server will point to a deleted object. You will subsequently need to fix that using ADSIEDIT. Refer to Site folder server deleted
To forcibly remove Public Folder Database
- Open the following path using the adsiedit.msc tool
CN=Configuration,DC=yourdomain,DC=yourhighlevelpartofdomain,CN=Services,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=YourOrganizationName,CN=Administrative Groups, CN=YourAdministrativeGoupName,CN=Servers,CN=YourServerName,CN=StorageGroupNameWhichContainsPFDatabase
- In right window, right click Public Folder database name and delete it
You can use this procedure also with Exchange 2007/2010 Public Folder Databases.