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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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depends whether you wanna buy the bullet delete via adsiedit..
Backup both public folder to make sure everything you want is backuped.
just in case, backup in pst format as well.



then do the following (BEWARE, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DELETING, THERE IS NO UNDELETE IF YOU DELETE THE WRONG ONE!)


Delete the Public Folder Store through ADSIEDIT

1. Open Adsiedit.msc from run command
2. Navigate to your configuration container 3. Expand to services, Microsoft Exchange, your org name, admin groups, servers, locate your FE server, expand, Expand information store, and storage group that houses your public folder store. On the right pane, delete the public folder store.



I have done this before and it works great, but i have make sure both of the store size is quite the same.
then you need to rehome your offline address book and some other to make sure your public folder works well


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Thanks, now I was able to remove Exchange from the old server. Regards Axel
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Thanks!
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