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Uninstalling Exchange errors stating Folder Replicas exist

When try to uninstall exchange 2007 get error

“Uninstall cannot continue.  Database “Public Folder Database”: The public folder database “SERVER\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database” contains folder replicas…

Solution:

Run the Get-PublicFolderStatistics cmdlet using the Exchange Management Shell and check the output. If the folders listed are of no use then you can pipe this command with Remove-PublicFolder

Get-PublicFolderStatistics | Remove-PublicFolder

Once done, confirm there is no folders or no results by running same Get-PublicFolderStatistics cmdlet

Refer below article for further clarification

Clarifying the public folder store removal on Exchange Server 2007

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2007/11/13/3404348.aspx

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