Exchange 2007 migration "SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY"

Kevin Turnbull
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Hi All

I'm currently experiencing a problem with my exchange 2003 to 2007 migration. The users I've migrated across to the exchange 2007 server can see both the exchange 2003 and 2007 users free\busy status but the exchange 2003 users cant see the exchange 2007 free busy status.

I've tried many solution I've found on Google with no luck. I found the following article  http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/exchange/exchange-server-2007-and-public-folder-replicas and tried to run the options given but I get an error.

I ran the below with no problem
Get-PublicFolder -server exchsvr "\non_ipm_subtree\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY" -recurse | Format-List

When I run the below I get an error
Set-PublicFolder -Identity "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=MYCompany/ou=First Administrative Group" -Replicas "exchsrvr2003\Public Folder Database"

The error I get is
Database "exchsrvr2003\Public Folder Database" was not found. Please make sure you
have typed it correctly.
At line:1 char:1
+ S <<<< et-PublicFolder -Identity "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=
MYCompany/ou=First Administrative Group" -Replicas "exchsrvr2003\Public Folder Database"

but when I run the 3rd script it ran ok
Set-PublicFolder -Identity "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/o=MYCompany/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)" -Replicas "exchsrvr2007\Public Folder Database"

When I look in the event viewer I dont get any errors

I hope someone can help me

many thanks
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Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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Commented:
I found the mistake I was making when running the script. I had to change "Public Folder Database" to "Public Folder Store" but I am still experiencing my problem with the Free Busy status
Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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Commented:
Ok when I go to update content on "SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY" under exchange 2004 I get the following error
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Microsoft Exchange Error
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Action 'Update Content' could not be performed on object 'SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY'.

SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
Failed
Error:
The server 'exchsvr2007' specified does not hold a replica of public folder '\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY'. Synchronizing public folder content can only occur from a server which holds a replica of that public folder.
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OK
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IT Infrastructure Architect
Commented:
Try this

Open Exchange 2003 ESM
Scroll to Administrative Groups > Folders
Right click Public Folders - View System Folders
Expand Schedule + Free Busy
Free Busy sub folders starting with EX: Right click each one properties, replication tab. Add your Ex2K7 server.

Change replication to Urgent, it will get replicate after some time (Or force the replication as shown in the screenshot).

Check the status after some time and update us..
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Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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Commented:
Hi Subsun

Many thanks for getting back to me. I dont have "SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY" folder under the Public folders section on my exchange 2003 system. Would I have to create it? as I have read that it may cause problems with everyones email if I create is now?
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

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Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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Commented:

Hi Subsun
Ok I've done what you asked and everything seems to sync ok but I still cant see the exchange 2007 users free busy status as it is still hashed out. When I go into the properties of the schedule+ free Busy on the exchange 2007 server I get the attached error

exchange-2007.bmp
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

Commented:
The replication may take some time.. If you are still not getting the free/busy then enable the diagnostic logging and check the event log for errors..
Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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Commented:
Hi Subsun

I can now see the free/busy status on some of the users but others I can't. When I start outlook with "outlook.exe /cleanfreebusy" then after a while I can see that users free/busy status, again nothing in the event viewer. Do you know why I need to start outlook with the /cleanfreebusy option before I can see it?
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect

Commented:
Did you enable the diagnostic logging?
Use Updatefb.exe to republish absent free/busy data..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294282
Kevin TurnbullIT Manager

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I'll enable the diagnostic logging today and let you know

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