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Public Folder Session Configuration

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I am replicating folders from an Exchange 2003 server to our new Exchange 2007 server.  In the replication tab of each public folder on the Exchange 2003 box, there's a "Use public store schedule" option under "Public folder replication interval".  How do I set the public store schedule so that I don't have to configure each folder (or at least each parent folder) individually?

I saw in another article a reference to a "Public Folder Session Configuration" window, but I can't find it in the Exchange Management Console.
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What exactly are you trying to achieve? If you want the public folder content to replicate immediately then it should be set to always run at the server level and then all the public folders should be set to use the store settings.

Simon.
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When I started the folders replicating they generated a high volume of traffic which resulted in a major slowdown for users navigating through Outlook (we keep cached exchange mode turned off).  The high volume of traffic ceased early this morning, but then restarted promptly at noon.  I wanted to check the replication configuration to see if it was set to start a task at noon and then to possibly temporarily turn it off during the day (letting it replicate overnight).
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Do you have more than one Exchange 2003/2000 server that you are migrating to the Exchange 2007 server? The initial replication is heavy, particularly if you have used the scripts to make the changes, as it is basically attempting to force the data across immediately. However it is a one time thing, once you have everything on to the new server everything will calm down.

However if you suspect that you have folders that are not set to use the public folder database replication schedule, then you can overwrite that setting using ESM.
The only draw back is that you can only do it at sub folder level.
So the folder structure is Folders, Public Folders, Sub folder.
On the properties of the first sub folder ensure that the replication schedule is set as you with, then right click on the sub folder and choose All Tasks, Manage Settings, then choose Overwrite settings. You can then select to overwrite the public folder schedule which will be applied to all of the sub folders as well.

If you have all of your public folders at the top level, and not sub folders then I think you will have to check each folder individually. I cannot think of a way to overwrite the settings on all folders a that level.

Simon.
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Thanks Simon - I was concerned that something was amiss because the day after I began replication, there was minimal network traffic from 6:30AM until noon, when it promptly got heavy again.  It's been a few days since and everything is now calm so I think I'm in good shape.  Seems odd though that there would be something called a 'default setting' without any explanation as to what that setting would be or how to modify the 'universal' default.
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