Exchange 2007 Transition - free/busy ?

Pete Long
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Ive got a 2 site Exchange 2003 SP2 Exchange organisation set up with routing group connectors and an SMTP connector at the main site - All working

Ive created the entire environment inside Virtual server to do a "Test Transition to Exchange 2007" All is going swimmingly however I have a question

During Setup It pointed out (screen shot attached)
  Warning If OWA is in use.........

Now reading http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Transitioning-Exchange-2000-2003-Exchange-Server-2007-Part2.html

It says

" Even though you still have legacy Outlook clients (Outlook 2003 and earlier) in your organization, you dont need to set up a replica for the SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY or the OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK system folder. This will be done automatically when deploying an Exchange 2007 Server in a legacy Exchange organization.  "

So which is it? do I need to do anything - or will it do it for me?

All other "user" public folders have been set up as replicas and are working.

Pete


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BusbarSolutions Architect

Commented:
add the replica is somehting, and replicate the content is another.
setup will ad the E12 servers as replica, but once the setup completes you will need to replicate the content which is done manually
Pete LongTechnical Consultant

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Commented:
Hi busbar

>>you will need to replicate the content which is done manually

From Exchange system Manager (2003) OR Exchange Management console (2007)

how is this done manually?

Regards

Pete

BusbarSolutions Architect

Commented:
from the Exchange 2003 you can do it will send content or replicate now
you can do it from the EMC if you have SP1 installed.
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Pete LongTechnical Consultant

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OK on the 2003 ESM

Under Public Folders > Schedule+ Free Busy > there are now two entries

ex:/o=first org/ou=Exchange administrative group (FY.......)
and
ex:/o=first org/ou=First administrative group

I am assuming that its the top one? because in its properties there is no replicas? only the 2007 server
The bottom one is the original one and only has the Exchange2003 server in the first site?

So do I need to manually add the replicas on the top one or the bottom one? and do I add a replica for every server that going to run OWA?
BusbarSolutions Architect

Commented:
the bottom one,
you do that per server per site, beware the OWA server is located on the CAS and PF located on mailbox server.
Pete LongTechnical Consultant

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Commented:
OK Just to be sure -  I need to select the original Shedule+ Free/Busy sub folder called

EX:/o=First Organisation/ou=First Administrative Group

and Add replicas for

The 2 new Exchange 2007 Servers in both sites that are holding the CAS role

and I don't need to add any replicas or anything to the

EX:/o=First Organisation/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) sub folder

Is that correct?
Solutions Architect
Commented:
you will add the server holding the mailbox role :)
Pete LongTechnical Consultant

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Commented:
OK - theyre one and the same :)

sorry for the late follow up  - Ive been out rack building all day

Thanks M8

Pete
BusbarSolutions Architect

Commented:
you welcome

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