First, let me say that I know lots of folks have already made posts about Public Folder Replication Issues, and I've read lots of them. Although many were informative, I have followed their recommendations and are still having issues.
We have an Old Exchange Server (W2K3X) running Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP2, and a New Exchange Server (W2K3M) running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2. Both Servers are Running Exchange 2003 SP2...the build numbers are identical. Neither server is a DC.
The Old Exchange server supports tasks other than Exchange, and is overloaded. Our goal is to move the Exchange Function to the New Exchange Server. We started by following the instructions in KB822931. Unfortunately Public Folder replication is one of the first tasks followed by the OAB replication.
All versions of the OAB have been setup for replication.
Although we have been mostly sucessful moving a few test mailboxes to the New Exchange Server, those users do get the Send and Receive Error when pressing Send/Receive. If they don't press it works fine. It is our understanding this error is directly related to the OAB not replicating to the New Exchange Server.
We have not made any configuration changes in almost a day, and replication has not occured. Even using "Send Changes" with 999 for the number of days does not work.
Our preference is to transition gradually over a period of time, rather than transition everyone at once. I've put up a number of screen shots to show our configuration. I'd appreciate specific help, rather than reference to other articles, since I've probably read them already. I'd be happy to take screen shots of other configuration screens.
Thank you in advance for your help!