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How to move public folders from one Exchange 2007 to another Exchange 2007

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Hi, I have to Exchange Servers:

EXCHANGE (Exchange 2007 on Windows 2003 R2)
- Public Folder Database

MAIL (Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows 2008)
- Mailbox Database
- Public Folder Database

I migrated all the user mailboxes from EXCHANGE to MAIL and switched all the EXCHANGE entries to MAIL.

At the end I tried to uninstall the Exchange 2007 on EXCHANGE. It told me it can not be uninstalled as long public folders are still in use on EXCHANGE.

Now I tried to move or delete the public folder database on EXCHANGE by using the MoveAllReplicas.ps1.

It seems Exchange doesn't really care, it still doesn't replicate or move the folders OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK and SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY.

I also tried:

ReplaceReplicaOnPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\" -ServerToAdd mail -ServerToRemove exchange

Get-PublicFolder -Server exchange "\Non_Ipm_Subtree" -Recurse -ResultSize:Unlimited | Remove-PublicFolder -Server exchange -Recurse -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue

...but still nothing moved or got deleted.

Here is a list of all the public folders:


EXCHANGE shows me:

[PS] C:\Programme\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Scripts>Get-PublicFolder "\NON_IPM_S
UBTREE\" -recurse

Name                                    Parent Path
----                                    -----------
NON_IPM_SUBTREE
EFORMS REGISTRY                         \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
Events Root                             \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK                    \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
/o=Stabernack Holding GmbH/cn=addrli... \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK
EX:/o=Stabernack Holding GmbH/ou=Exc... \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK
SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY                     \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
EX:/o=Stabernack Holding GmbH/ou=Exc... \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY



MAIL shows me:

[PS] C:\Users\Administrator.STABERNACK\Desktop>Get-PublicFolder "\NON_IPM_SUBTRE
E\" -recurse

Name                                    Parent Path
----                                    -----------
NON_IPM_SUBTREE
EFORMS REGISTRY                         \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
Events Root                             \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK                    \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
OWAScratchPad{8185890F-580B-4559-BB3... \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY                     \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
StoreEvents{8185890F-580B-4559-BB35-... \NON_IPM_SUBTREE
globalevents                            \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\StoreEvents{8185890...
internal                                \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\StoreEvents{8185890...


Thanks for any help.

Regards,

Axel
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