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Outlook PF Server Redirection?

Posted on 2007-11-27
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We replicate Public Folder content and system hirearchy to two servers in our site.

For some reason, some Outlook users public folders are connected to one server whos content data is not sent to thus waiting for replication of another server.

My question is how can Outlook point to the correct server for public folders (the one that receives the email message first) so to avoid replication?
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by:Veerappan Sundaram
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By default Outlook will connect to the local public folder store, if the mailbox server has the one.
If both the servers are in the same location (Physically), then change the replication priority to Urgent to make the new contents replicate faster between the servers.
Other option is to keep all the public folders in a single server (public folder server) and remove the public folder store from second server and make the second server as mailbox server.

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by:Veerappan Sundaram
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There is a option to set a default Public Folder store for any mailbox store.
You can change this on a particular Maibox store properties:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629522.aspx

But I would go for a single public folder server, if both the servers are on the same site (physically).

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by:snyderkv
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Veera,

Is that link describing how to physically move the nntire database? I can't do that.

We do have a server that hosts the PF Tree that all local site servers databases are associated with.

I just don't know why some outlook clients point to one server and another client goes to another.
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Veerappan Sundaram earned 500 total points
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It will not move the database physically.
You can understand this if you go to the properties of those mailbox stores.
Check "Default Public Folder Store" for that particular Mailbox store.
If a user is in Mailbox Store A in server A which is connected to Public Folder store A in server A, then the users in that mailbox store will, by default, connect to Public Folder store A.
You can change this pointer in the store properties.

Hope this is clear.

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by:snyderkv
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Ah awsome thanks man let me close this after I get back in the office so i can find your link easier then fi I were to close it and dig it back up.

Thanks  again
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