Replicating Public Folders - Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Transition

I am attempting to replicate public folders from a 2003 Exchange server to an Exchange 2010 server in order to proceed with decommissioning the 2003 Exchange server.

I attempt to run pfmigrate.wsf /S:OLDSERVERNAME /T:NEWSERVERNAME /R :F:C:\logname.log on the Exchange 2003 server (MDSVR02) and receive the following:

Could not find a Public Store associated with the Public Folder Tree "Public Folders" on server 'MDEXCH'. (note: server MDEXCH is the new 2010 server)

Something else I should note is that when on the Exchange 2010 server, when I went to move the Public Folder database to the data drive from the default C: location I received this error:

Summary: 1 item(s). 1 succeeded, 0 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:23

Public Folder Database 0313255994

Couldn't communicate with the Microsoft Exchange Replication service on server "" to pick up new configuration changes for database "Public Folder Database 0313255994". Make sure that the service is running and that the server has network connectivity. Error: A server-side administrative operation has failed. The database operation failed. Error: Could not find a valid configuration for database '3204baca-f239-4f22-bbd2-716a100e9504' on server 'MDEXCH'. [Database: Public Folder Database 0313255994, Server:]

Exchange Management Shell command completed:
move-DatabasePath -Identity 'Public Folder Database 0313255994' -EdbFilePath 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Public Folder Database 0313255994\Public Folder Database 0313255994.edb' -LogFolderPath 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Public Folder Database 0313255994'

Elapsed Time: 00:00:23

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Glen KnightCommented:
Have you tried using Exchange System Manager (on 2003 server) to add the 2019 server as a replica?
cberrymdAuthor Commented:
Could you please provide clarification/further instruction?

I have one specific public folder set to replicate (did so through the Exchange System Manager) to both servers, if that is what you mean.

Check the queues on your Exchange 2003 and see if you see public folder messages stuck in queue

If you find messages stuck in queue then you will have to check the defualt smtp virtual server settings  on Exchange 2003

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Also make sure mail fow is working fine between both exchange 2003 and exchange 2010 server
and we should not have smart host mentioned on default smtp virtual server

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