Free/Busy Information doesn't want to replicate

Hi all:
     Here is my scenario. I have an Exchange 2003 server that has a hard drive failing. I installed a completely seperate instance of Exchange 2003 in the same domain, moved all the mailboxes over, and set up replication between the two servers in hopes of being able to decommission the old server. Everything seems to have moved over except for the Free/Busy information. On the old Exchange server underneath the Free/Busy system folder there is a subfolder called EX:/o=MyOrganization/ou=First Administrative Group but under the new server there does not exist such a folder, even though replication is set up between the two. When my users go to schedule things in Outlook 2003 they get an error saying that they're unable to see anyone else's Free/Busy info. Is there a way I can just recreate this folder on the new Exchange server? I'm not worried about saving the old info, I just need users to be able to see each others' calendars again.
kittensizedbulldozerAsked:
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isaman07Commented:
First, i would strongly recommend you to contact Sembee about this issue. If you are unable to find a solution to your problem the go on reading.
Second, if you want to do this in a different way, then extract all the user mailboxes to pst files using exmerge.
1.Remove the exchange server and the exchange organization from active directory
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html
2. Join your new server the Ad and install exchange (brand new installation), create the user mailboxes once again through ADUC---->exchange tasks and finaly using Exmerge import the pst files to the mailboxes.

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dmorrisroeCommented:
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kittensizedbulldozerAuthor Commented:
Ok I'm going to give the recreation of the system folders a shot.
Looks like you have to wait for it to replicate though for it to take affect, so I'll update this tomorrow.
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kittensizedbulldozerAuthor Commented:
This did not appear to work. Question though, do I need to take the old server offline in order for the folder on the new system to take affect?
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kittensizedbulldozerAuthor Commented:
Ok:
Here's what I ended up doing to get this to work:
I brought the old server back online, reset-up all the replication stuff, made sure everything had replicated across.
Then I deleted all of the information stores on the old server, including public folders that had been manually created.
I then used the Exchange Server disk to uninstall the old server.
This appears to have worked, everyone can see Free/Busy information now, with a couple of exceptions.
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