2 exchange 4.0 servers and 2 different sites. SiteA connected to SiteB via a RAS connector and Directory replication connector. Public folders replicated via RAS connector between the 2 sites.
SiteA server Crashed and died-completely-no backups available.(I'd like to point out that I didn't set this server up!!) The server at SiteA had to be rebuilt from scratch. The Directory replication connector(and also the RAS connection) also had to be deleted on SiteB and recreated on siteA & siteB.
The recreation of the Directory Replication has caused problems with the public folders-a good description of this can be found in Kbase article:Q152433.
The problem is that SiteA has no public folders homed as they were all lost.The public folders can be viewed at siteA but cannot be accessed as this error pops up "The object cannot be found in the directory.This may be because the directory replication has not been completed"
On SiteB the Public folders can be viewed as they are now homed on siteB.
When looking at the properties of the folders at SiteB using the exchange admin program-an looking at the INSTANCES tab-the public folders are shown to be "siteA/foldername".
Can anyone tell me that now directory replication has started if the Public folders will be replicated back to SiteA without any problems. If not are then any measures that can be taken to ensure that the replication restores the folders to SiteA.
As this is quite a detailed question, if any more info is needed then please post a comment.