"Folder Content" Messages stuck in Exchange 2003 Server Queue To Exchange 2007 Queue

Hello,

I have what appear to be Public Folder replication messages (Subject: FOLDER CONTENT, Recipient: PUBLICFOLDERDATABASE@<domain name>

One for every 2 hours.  Just started last week.  Messages from Exchange 2003 server sending to Exchange 2007 server.  How do I get these messages to deliver?  Please advise.  Thanks.
rstuemkeAsked:
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MesthaCommented:
When you click on the queue in ESM it will give you a reason code. What does that say?
Is this a new deployment? If not, what has changed? Replication doesn't break on its own if it was working.

Simon.
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rstuemkeAuthor Commented:
Clicking on the queue (in EX2003 ESM) brings up the FIND MESSAGE window.  Click FIND and it lists the messages, but cannot find a reason code.  Messages show status of RETRY.  Looked around but cannot find reason code.

This is EX2007 server that is in the process of transitioning users from EX2003 to EX2007.  Have only moved a couple of users there, so far.  Testing right now.  Need to get OWA and phone email, POP3 and IMAP all tested and working before moving more users to it.  Not sure what changed other than deleting and recreating the Routing Group Connector between the 2 systems last week.  Messages started to queue up on the 23rd, 3 days after the changes.

Please advise.  Thanks.
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MesthaCommented:
The reason code is at the bottom of the queues screen in ESM. "Additional queue information". It could be that the RGC didn't recreate correctly. Why did you remove it ?

Simon.
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rstuemkeAuthor Commented:
I removed it because I thought it was not working properly.

Additional queue information:  The connection was dropped by the remote host

The remote host is Ex2007, also running FOREFRONT Security from Microsoft.
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rstuemkeAuthor Commented:
Just to see what would happen, I deleted the Ex2003-Ex2007 routing group connector.  Now all the same messages are queued in the Ex2003(primary)-Ex2003(secondary) queue.  Ex2003 secondary is another Exchange 2003 server that was being used as a frontend, but now is just a regular backend server.  My hope is to get it back into a frontend status.  But was fighting some Exchange issues the last couple of weeks and did not was to introduce another variable into the mix.

However, as I watched the queue the messages were being processed and the queue going down, very slowly.
So now I wonder, if I recreated the routing group connector between ex2003 and ex2007, with these replication messages queue up again.
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rstuemkeAuthor Commented:
I lied....queue not going down....just processed a couple real emails.....recreated e3-e7 connector and messages moved back into that queue.....
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MesthaCommented:
You need to check that there are no restrictions on the SMTP virtual server, a smart host on there for example can cause problems.
Ensure that you can telnet to the other server on port 25 and the response is from Exchange.

Simon.
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rstuemkeAuthor Commented:
Terminated Virtual SMTP and restarted and problems cleared.
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