Exchange: Cannot delete Public Folder Store
Summary:When attempting to delete a public folder store, you receive an error that it is part of a replica. Deleting the database file has not affect.
Resolution:Delete the Public Folder Store through ADSIEDIT
1. Open Adsiedit.msc from run command
2. Navigate to your configuration container
3. Expand to services, Microsoft Exchange, your org name, admin groups, servers, locate your FE server, expand, Expand information store, and storage group that houses your public folder store. On the right panel, delete the public folder store.
Administrator MCSE + Messaging,