I have my new 64bit Microsoft 2008 Server up and running. I've installed Exchange 2007 Standard on it and I'm preparing to move all my mailboxes and public folders to it (first time transitioning between versions).
I'm using the following article http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Transitioning-Exchange-2000-2003-Exchange-Server-2007-Part3.html
(note that is part 3, I've followed it since part 1).
Now I'm trying to replicate my public folders to the new server. I went into ESM (2003) and added my 2007 Server to the replication list. Any folder that has a child folder has a replication status of Local Modified with my Exchange 2007 Server. If it is the last folder in the tree it says 'In Sync'. Does this mean everything is replicated? The only way I can really tell is by going to ESM 2003 and going to my Server -> First Storage Group -> Public Folder Store (2003 Server) -> Replication Status. According to that everything has 2 Replicas (except for Schedule+free busy, internal, and some OAB, it is blank, but I'm guessing Exchange 2007 doesn't use public folders for those anymore right?) I'm also wondering if I should use the Move All Replicas command in the Public Folder Store under my First Storage Group in ESM 2003?
Also, after replication do I just dismount the public folder store? I still have to move mailboxes which I plan on doing tonight.
Thanks! At this point I'm kind of hesitant to move forward until I get my public folders replication confirmed.