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Exhange 2003 public folders not replicating to my new server

I setup a new Windows 2003 server running Exchange 2003. I am trying to move everything from my old server (Win2k/Exchange 2k3) to it. I started my setting the public folders to replicate to the new server. However, nothing is going through to the new server. Everything appears to be stuck in the message queue on the old server. Any ideas? Should I reinstall exchange on the new server? I am desperate at this point
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Hi u can use the public folder tool kown as pfmigrate.wsf . For more info about this tool see the below technet article


stuck in which queue?
quahitisAuthor Commented:
Stuck in the newserver.domain queue on the old server. It acts like it wants to send it but it can't for sone reason
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is the mail flow working fine between these two servers. try to send  a messge from a user on the old server to a user on the new server and check via message tracking
quahitisAuthor Commented:
I am not getting anything to the new server at all. All I did was install exchange and started trying to migrate folders. I have not allowed smtp traffic to it yet which could be causing the prolbme now that I think of it.
public folder replication takes place via smtp messages.
quahitisAuthor Commented:
Ok, SMTP traffic is now allowed but it is still not replicating. I have a CipherTrust email appliance that all incoming and outgoing mail is routed through. Would this interfere with the replication process?
Out here firstly i would like to recommend you disable all third party appliances that you are running on the new server or on the old server like Spam protection , Mail Scanner , Exchange Aware antivirus and all.

Secondly on the old servers SMTP Virtual Server properties do not configure any smart host entry.(Many a times this is the issue messages are stuck in the queue)

please do let me know if any of the above helps.

Abhijeet Kulkarni.
Sounds like the classic smart host on the SMTP VS. Remove it and replace it with an SMTP Connector to send email through your appliance.

Antivirus/Antispam can also get in the way. Make sure that any desktop antivirus is set to NOT scan the Exchange directories.

Message tracking - as already mentioned - is the best tool for diagnosing what is happening. Replication messages stick out in the tracking logs and allow you to see what is happening. Make sure that you enable it on both servers - so that you can be sure the messages aren't being dropped when the arrive on the other server.


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