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Exch2k server public folder replication

Posted on 2002-07-18
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I am testing a swing upgrade from Exch 5.5 to Exch2k. Moving from Exch5.5 to Exch2k worked fine. However, after I decommisioned the Exch5.5 from the site, promote the site to native and installed the 2nd Exch2k server, I have problem rehome public folders from the first Exch2k server to the 2nd Exch2k server. Replication just won't happen.
Can some one help?

Stephen Xu
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1. Is the hierarchy replication from Server1 to Server2?

Meaning if you open Exchange System Manager on Server2, can you see all of the public folders?

If not, then make sure that the public folder database on the second server is stamped with proxy addresses.

Open ADSIEDIT from the windows 2000 support tools

Expand Configuration Container
Expand CN=Configuration
Expand CN=Services
Expand CN=Microsoft Exchange
Expand CN="Your organization name"
Expand CN=Administrative Groups
Expand CN="Administrative Group/5.5site name"
Expand CN=Servers
Expand CN=Server2 (new server)
Expand CN=Information Store
Highlight CN=Information Store - look on the right hand side and double click on "Public information store"

Under property to view: locate  "proxyaddresses"
Once you have selected this attribute, you should see the addresses that have been assigned to this Public folder store in the "Values" box.

If there are no proxyaddresses here, then there is a problem with the RUS not stamping this store. If this store does not get stamped with addresses, then there will be no mailflow between this store and the PF store on server1, therefore there will be NO replication occuring at all.

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2. If the hierarchy is replicating, and the store on Server2 is stamped with proxy addresses; Do we have mailflow between server1 and server2?  (PF replication occurs by mailflow)

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3. Do we have any orphaned connectors (Like IMC, MSMail etc..) still in Active Directory???

Use ADSIEDIT again to find this -

Expand Configuration Container
Expand CN=Configuration
Expand CN=Services
Expand CN=Microsoft Exchange
Expand CN="Your organization name"
Expand CN=Administrative Groups
Expand CN="Administrative Group/5.5site name"
Expand CN=Routing Groups
Expand CN="Routing Group name"
highlight the CN=Connections container and make sure there are no old 5.5 connectors here....

This can cause issues with PF replication between two servers.....
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