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Hello,

Does pfmigrate needs to contact or do LDAP calls to a domain controler
while migrating public folders between exchange 5.5 and exchange 2003 ?

The exchange guys with whoom i work tried to migrate large number of PF
(>3000) from 5.5 to e2k3, and the scripts stops at ~1000 PF.When this error
occurs, no PFs has been migrated.
So they told me perhaps it corresponds to the ldap MaxPageSize set on my DC
(1000 by default)and asked me to raise this value higher.
While i don't think they are right, i'd like to clarify their statement with
exchange gurus before altering the values on my DC.

Thanks.
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You do realise what pfmigrate is?
It is simply a script that adds a server to the replication list. It doesn't actually replicate the data for you, nor does it make replication move any faster.

As you have Exchange 2003, you can use ESM on that version to achieve almost the same effect, particularly if you have nested folders. Simply use the All Tasks wizard to add the replica to all the folders.

Simon.
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Thanks for your answer.

So if i understood you, there is no need to connect to any DC whilie using pfmigrate, and so no need to alter the ldap MaxPageSize set on my DC on my DC: good news ! :)

So what could be the reasons why the script fails at ~1000 PFs ? This value makes me think about quota or limitation set on exchange confiuration........
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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I have no idea on the script as I don't use it.
It wouldn't surprise me if there was a limit in the script, whether that limit is script or domain I wouldn't know.

Many people seem to think that pfmigrate.wsf is the "magic" tool for doing the migration, but it isn't. It makes things a little easier, but its usefulness was reduced with the release of Exchange 2003 SP2.

Simon.
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