Public Folder Replication issue
Posted on 2004-08-02
I have windows 2000 AD network with Windows 2003 DC, Windows 2000 DC, EXchange 2000 and Exchange 2003. Two exchange servers are in the same organization.
I moved all the mailboxes to exchange 2003. I went to the public folders section of the public store of the exchange 2000 server. Right clicked each public folders (i.e i.e free+busy, public folders, etc) and added exchagne 2003 in the replication tab of each public folders. I set them up so that repliacation is always run and urgent. The next day I saw in the replication status node of the new exchange 2003 - all the folders are "local modified". I reset the moved mailboxes to point to the exchange 2003's public folder.
I thought exchange 2003 now has exact copy of the exchange 2000 public folders. After I took the exchange 2000 offline, my users couldn't access the public folders. Then I looked at the exchange 2003's public folders node, none of the folders from exchange 2000 were there. Did I miss something in the process of public folder replication? or do I have to use a tool to move them to new server physically? Thanks