Public Folders DO NOT Replicate
Posted on 2007-12-04
We have been following Microsoft KB 822931 and have successfully carried out these procedures twice before on other systems. This time, the scenariois the same, we have MS Exchange 2003 currently on a Domain Controller and want to remove Exchange from it. We have installed a new Exchange Server as a Member Server, installed MS Exchange 2003 Standard on that server and are going through the processes of replicating the pulbic folders and system folders over to the new Exchange Server, with a view to eventually moving the mail boxes plus Master Exchange Server over, to allow us to uninstall the original Exchange from the Domain Controller.
We have set up Public Folder Replication on All Public Folders and System Folders, but it looks like the System Folders have partly come across and the Public Folders have not done so at all! We have changed replication to ALWAYS RUN and URGENT, but that made no difference, then we resent the Hierarchy and that did not work. We have also Resent Contents Now and that has not worked either. The original server 1 (DC) states "IN SYNC" but the new Exchanger server 2 always states "Local Modified" We have also disabled our Anti-Virus, just in case that may be an issue (McAfee GroupShield)
Both Servers are updated indentically for MS Updates and are both on the SP2 Build for Exchange 2003
Any ideas what we might be doing wrong or how can we make these Public Folders Replicate ??
Until we succeed with replication, we are a bit stuck here!!