Exchange transition 2003 > 2007, Public folders and CCR
Posted on 2009-04-07
I understand that CCR replication cannot be used if there are public folders on the mailbox server.
I need to transition into a mixed Exchange 2003 / 2007 environment while making use of CCR and SCR and keeping Public Folders.
Current environment is a single Exchange 2003 SP2 server with 600 users and 800 Public folders. I have 2x datacenters at my disposal for DR.
Required environment is for 2x Exchange 2003 servers, one in each datacenter. I want to house public folders on these servers and replicate across the datacenters. I then want to add a CCR mbx cluster (on two nodes) in one datacenter. This will hold user mailboxes. I also want to create an SCR mbx single node cluster in the other datacenter. This will replicate the user mailboxes onto a DR site. I don't want public folders on my Exchange 2007 servers. I must have public folders as the desktop team are not migrating Outlook 2003 up to 2007 in the near future.
1- Is it true that I cannot use Public Folders with CCR?
2- Must I have Public Folder Replicas on any Exchange 2007 Server? If I do, can I put them ONLY on the SCR node?
3- When I install Exchange 2007, can I choose to not install Public Folders?