Exchange 2003 Replication to new Server
Posted on 2006-07-10
Hello I have purchased a new Server to upgrade my current hardware for Exchange... I have been reading the various notes here at EE and have been following them (I think).. What I am trying to do is install a brand new server with the same version of Exchange 2003 SP-2… I have tried to setup the replication of the public folders to the new server, and while the replication says it is “In Sync” with my new server I don’t see any of the public folders under the new server name “Public folder store”… However this morning I noticed that under the logins I see various users using the new server under the Logons folder in the ESE utility… Is there something I am missing?
Also I created a test mailbox and I had my own mailbox set to forward all e-mail to my test mailbox (to get some e-mail in the test box). Then I added that mailbox to my Outlook 2003 client so I could see that it worked. Then on a test workstation I logged in as that user and created an outlook profile for the test user to access the test mailbox. That all seemed to work. So, next I did a move mailbox command under Users and Computers and set the mailbox to the new server. When I re-logged in on the test server and launched Outlook 2003 it automatically changed the mail server name form the old server to the new server… I was able to see the newly moved mailbox, however now the auto forward of any new messages to MY mailbox does not work correctly.
I know I don’t have everything all setup yet because I read here that I need to make sure that all replication has taken place BEFORE I move the user’s mailboxes etc…
I hope this is enough information, if not please let me know and I will try to better explain the problem.