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Cannot Replicate FREEBUSY from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 - EVENT 14029, 4003,

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I have recently built a new Exchange 2010 Server and started migrating Exchange 2003 users to the new server.  Everything seems to be running fine, except I am unable to have the Exchange 2010 mailbox users be able to see the FREEBUSY information for the Exchange 2003 Mailbox users.  On the flipside, the Exchange 2003 Mailbox users are able to see the FREEBUSY information for the Exchange 2010 mailbox users.  

After ripping through hundreds of KB's I stumbled upon this one - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945602.  

Basically, it wants me to tell Exchange which public folder server that needs to house this FREEBUSY information.  I have done this, but nothing ever happens, no error message, nothing.  Every 15 minutes or so I still get the following in my Exchange logs -

Couldn't find an Exchange 2010 or later public folder server with a replica for the free/busy folder: EX:/o=sk-llc/ou=First Administrative Group.

Below is a read out from the KB showing that I am missing something under FREEBUSY.  The problem is every time I enter what it wants, it takes it and then it does not update...

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-publicfolder -Identity "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY" -Recurse | fl name,Replicas


Name     : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
Replicas : {}

Name     : EX:/o=sk-llc/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
Replicas : {Public Folder Database 1464561373, VAULT\Vault Mail Store\Public Folder Store (VAULT)}

Name     : EX:/o=sk-llc/ou=First Administrative Group
Replicas : {Public Folder Database 1464561373, VAULT\Vault Mail Store\Public Folder Store (VAULT)}

Honestly, any help would be appreciated on this one.  I have found plenty of information on this subject, but nothing has helped so far.
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I have tried both.

The first part with the EWS I was missing windows auth being enabled on the BIN authentication.

The second part I had correct, but I changed it to what is stated in the document.  I figured since my way is not working I would switch it to this one.  It says I have to wait a couple of hours for replication, so I will check the logs and see if it fails.  Typically within 15 minutes I will see a failure.  I will keep you posted.

Thanks for the link.

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Getting the same error - didnt' take long too.

Couldn't find an Exchange 2010 or later public folder server with a replica for the free/busy folder: EX:/o=sk-llc/ou=First Administrative Group.

I am thinking I have to create this?  If so, I am not sure why it is not building it.  The replication piece is in there...  Here are a couple of snaps.
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Another on the replication side
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Hi

There's an EE article by busbar on how this might be dependent on EWS (Exchange Web Services)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Exchange-2007-2010-Web-services-and-Autodiscover-Ultimate-Troubleshooting-Guide.html

Before you run that, can you run ExRCA
https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

Specifically check EWS Connectivity Tests.

let me know what you get.

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That article was pretty good and it lined up with what I have got.  So nothing needed to be changed.  Although the testing link failed -


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This link and also the below fixed my issues http://www.bauer-power.net/2009/10/freebusy-not-working-exchange-2007.html - I also had to enable Windows Auth on the 2003 Exchange box via the Public Virtual Directory.
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Glad to help.
If you get any followup errors  please post back here.

thanks for the points :-)

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Thanks so much Sunnyc7 - without that link I would have never thought to look in IIS for anything.  Figured this was all straight up FREEBUSY.