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Public Folders in Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Hello Experts,
I have a new Exchange Server 2007 SP1 in the network, i have moved all the mailboxes and had a replication of public folder's. Now i can see the public folder structure in the Public Folder Management Console, but i can't see the contents of it. I stopped replication on few folders, i can see the contents of the these folders through my outlook, but not through my OWA. My OWA is SSL. Can someone help me to move all the public folders into the new server in order to remove the old exchange server 2003 from the network?
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milindn

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jack_French

Before removing the last 2k3 server there are some important steps you must take, Moving your OAB, RUS, pulling the rest of the Public Folder Heirachy up to the E2k7 Admin Group, follow these articles and you should be fine - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905.aspx
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/09/434847.aspx

Once you move all the replicas from the 2003 Public Folder Servers to the 2007 Public Folder servers, you will know when all the contents have been replicated because the Public Folder Instances under your 2k3 Server name in Exchange System Manager will be empty.

Remember to replicate your System Folders, OAB and Free / Busy. The Free Busy public folders will still be used for any pre-Outlook 2007 clients.
milindn

There is a good article on how to remove last legacy exchange server from org. Take a look http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905.aspx if you have already followed this article you may think of moving the PF replicas to the new server and also troubleshooting the PF replication issues. You can also refer a three article series of replication troubleshooting at msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/01/10/447843.aspx

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Hadef

Hello Everybody,

Thank you so much for spending your valuable efforts and time. I read both the technotes. Both of them have real good advises. I tried to move just a folder to test, before moving the whole structure. unfortunately the command "ReplaceReplicaOnPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\Legal" -ServerToAdd Server02 -ServerToRemove Server01 " failed to get my folder name. The structure is like \\Public Folders\All Public Folders\Firm Contacts. The command can't understand the second part as there is a space in between i belive.

Any wise words please.

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milindn

What I understand is the folder named "Legal" is a child folder under "..\Firm Contacts" The correct path to the TopPublicFolder should be "\Firm Contacts\Legal" (enclose within quotes). If there is a space in PF name enclose it within quotes.

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Hadef

Hi Milindn,

The word Legal was in the syntax of the command and not in my command, my folder is the Firm Contacts only. Sorry for any confusions caused.

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Yes. I tried that intially and then reverted to full path.
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Hadef

Sorry, i didn't complete my previous reply properly. Yeah, as you said, i added my Public Folder's name on the place of "Legal" as mentioned on your comment. But the command shows error where the space starts, hence i tried with full path before posting my reply. Hope it is clear now.
Thanks for all your patience mili.

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