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Everyone,

I'm redoing some stuff in my current exchange 5.5 site in preparation for bringing a e2k box online. i've brought a new 5.5 box into the site, and will be moving mailboxes, etc, to the new box then redoing my old box as 2k. the problem i'm running into is with the public folders. we have quite a few of them, and i don't really want to have to rehome them by clicking on each one. is anyone familiar with a utility or script that will do this?

i've been goofing around with the pfadmin utility, but it seems like it would be just as much work as doing it manually. in addition, we have 4 different servers in our site, and because of location they each house some folders, yet there are replicas of everything everywhere. i'm not a real whiz when it comes to public folders, and can't even figure out how to tell by looking in public folder resources which ones are homed on the server that i'm reworking. which means i would have to click on every stupid folder just to figure out which ones are even homed there.

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks,
kris.
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Hi kristinaw,

In the Exchange Administrator, go to the properties of the public folder store for the old server. click on the instances tab, and that will tell you all the folders that have an instance on that server. that doesn't mean that it's replicating, but it does mean that there is an instance on the server.

You can click on each top-level folder to propogate the replica changes to sub-folders, that's how I did mine. when you click on propogate settings, it will flash a screen asking you which settings you wish to propogate and you just select "replicas". That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. :)

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