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Exchange 2003, email to public folder being sent to 'old' server public folder of same name instead of new server...

Windows 2003, Exchange 2003

So we have two servers... EXCH1 and MAIL1. MAIL1 was old and gray so we moved everyone to the nicer EXCH1. Everything is fine and dandy, but I notice in one public folder, emails are still being sent to it. For example, I send an email to (DISTRIB FOLDER) distrib@mycompany.com, it will show up in MAIL1 public folder as an item instead of EXCH1. Under EXCH1/FSG/Store/Public Folders, I see (DISTRIB FOLDER) but doesn't have anything.

Ideas?
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SpottedBunny
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
Did you migrate all the public folders to the new server?

http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp
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SpottedBunnyAuthor Commented:
As noted, they are all there. The new folder has the replicated items, but no new incoming items added. Incoming items are added to the old server public folder... and only that one is causing problems. Of course if I stop the public folder store on old server, mail to that pub folder fails completely ;)
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
For this one folder I would be undoing replication, so basically setting the old server to be the only replica - waiting a day or so, then recreating the replica.

You could always cheat and remove the email address from the folder and recreate it as a new folder on the new server - but I prefer to try and work things out (incase they are a bigger problem in disguise) :)

-red
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SpottedBunnyAuthor Commented:
Thanks red! As you can see, I am a 'green' Exchange guy. Can you flesh out a little bit on steps to use with the actions above? Thanks so much.
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
Sure,

In ESM, drill down to the folder, right click, properties, replication.

In there, you should see two servers listed (let me know if that is not correct), remove the new server and wait for a while.

Then, tomorrow or whenever, reverse the steps and add the new server to the same place again.

-red
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SpottedBunnyAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks, I'll try that. To put a bit more into perspective...

If I try and edit the properties (folder assistant) of that public folder (forwarding), I am editing the NEW server but mail is being funneled into the OLD server public folder (just that one)... I know that because if I add or change forwards, it still gets forwarded to old unedited contact list.
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
I would be inclined to back it up with outlook, delete both, and then recreate it - something is going screwy in there :/
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