When removing a Public Folder Database, the error is displayed: “The public folder database specified contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the folders or move the replicas to another public folder database. “

Scenario:  You are trying to remove the last Public Folder Database in your Exchange 2010 Organization, but you are receiving this error when running:  Remove-PublicFolderDatabase EXPF1

The public folder database specified contains folder replicas. Before deleting the public folder database, remove the   folders    or move the replicas to another public folder database.

Solution:  Run the following commands to deleted the PF Folders and then try to remove the public folder database again:

Public Folders:

Get-PublicFolder -Server Ex2010Srv1 “” -Recurse -ResultSize:Unlimited | Remove-PublicFolder -Server Ex2010Srv1 -Recurse -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue

System Public Folders:

Get-PublicFolder -Server Ex2010Srv1 “Non_Ipm_Subtree” -Recurse -ResultSize:Unlimited | Remove-PublicFolder -Server Ex2010Srv1 -Recurse -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue

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