Some public folders from Exchange server not copied across, (via PST's), to new server, how to retrieve them??
Posted on 2007-10-18
I have moved my client to a new faster Windows 2003 SBS Standard sp2 R2 server from an older server, also with Windows 2003 SBS Standard sp1.
Although the new server is on the same subnet as the old one, I set it up from scratch and recreated all the users, profiles, mailboxes etc.
The new server has a different domain name to the old one, new forest etc. etc.
I moved all the data across, created all the shares etc, exported all the exchange data into PSt's and pumped them back into exchange.
I copied the public folder contacts into a user's mailbox and also exported that as a PST and pumped that back into the new exchange public folders.
For some reason, 4 contact subfolders did not show up in the new public folder structure.
A user told me that there were definitely contacts in these subfolders on the old server and that they were not emply.
The public folders PST file I used to import them now seems to be empty, maybe as a consequence of me dragging them into the new public folder structure, rather than copying and pasting them across.
I looked on the old server public folders with Exchange System Manager and the missing folders are there but when I connect with an outlook client to the old server, the folders are not there.
I read something somewhere on the Internet about public folders replicating between each other.
Has this happened here and overwritten these folders on the old server?
How can I access and retrieve these contacts?