I recently added a new back-end Exchange 2000 server to our Exchange 2000 environment. I have successfully moved over several test mailboxes and can perform all normal Exchange activities on the server, except for being able to view the Public Folders and the Free/Busy information.
Exchange environment is one (1) site.
No Routing Connector is configured.
One Public Folder replica is contained on a Exchange cluster.
The other Public Folder replica is contained on a stand alone Exchange server.
All Exchange servers are visible within the Exchange System Manager.
The issue is that, I have been attempting to setup Public Folder replication between the current, active Exchange server and the newly added server. I have modified all the current Public Folders so that the new Exchange server has been listed for "content" replication. But I have been unsuccessful to this point in forcing "hierarchy" replication. I cannot view the Public Folder structure within Outlook or while viewing Public Folders on the new Exchange server.
When I attempt to "Add Replica" within Public Folder Instance, I see no results of the new replica. Is the "add replica" function working properly? Should I see immediate results, but wait for the "content" to replicate? Is there anyway I can be assured that replication is working, even though it hasn't completed yet. From other articles I've read, I've seen that replication can take several days to a week. I do not have the luxury to wait that long, just to find out that replication hasn't been working properly.
Thank you for your assistance.