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Unable to update free/busy data in Outlook 2000 with Exchange 2000?

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     There are a number of questions with this issue, and I've tried to read through them. I lot of them apply to different versions of Exchange and Outlook. I'm wondering if I can get some advice on my specific setup.

Anticipating these details, having read some other entries... we had a major issue with the last exchange server, and things had to be done very quickly. It seems all too often I'm not given enough time to do things right (though I try to push for it.)
We had Exchange 2000 running on one server and it quit working right. Set up Exchange 2000 on another server.Used Active Directory to transfer all mailboxes to new server. That's it as far as transferring anything. Disabled all Exchange services on the old server. Then, when another problem with the first server, which we were trying to save big time, came up, I had to delete all previous exchange data from the hard drive to make room. I did not have a chance to take down this old exchange server properly. I don't have much experience with that. And in its state, it may not have mattered. Active Directory is still running properly between these two servers, so there may have been an effect there. The first server, when Exchange was disengaged, as I described, has been okay.

Since shutting down the services and deleting all Exchange data from the first server, I have had the free/busy error on only 1 Outlook 2000 (strangely, only one person). We have Outlook 2003, XP, and Outlook 2000 (total of 20 or machines), but only one person has this free/busy error.

< Unable to update public free/busy data. The contents of this public folder are currently unavailable. Either the Microsoft Exchange Server computer servicing this public folder is down or the public folder has not been replicated to this site. See your administrator >

It pops up several times a day. Everything seems to be working well otherwise. I'm just wondering if someone could direct me regarding the chain of events in this situtation and versions of the programs. I have tried to be diligent with reading the former posts, but obviously I have to do this right. My experience is in installations and administration, but have not had so much in this kind of troubleshooting and disaster recovery. I really appreciate help in giving me this chance to learn and do this right. Thanks in advance. I take this to be difficult and its somewhat urgent so I award points accordingly.

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