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Moving Public folders after sbs2008 migration - The ssl certificate server name is incorrect

Posted on 2010-08-27
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I am hoping that somone can help me, as I have been stuck with this problem (one of many during the sbs2003 to sbs2008 migration) where I am trying to move the public folders from the old sbs2003 server to the new sbs2008.

When I right click the public folder store  and choose "move all replicas" I get a wrning about it taking hours to actually move, but then I get an error :- The SSL certificate server name is incorrect. Then nothing. I cannot see anything in the event logs, so I just don't know what to do.

Now I dont know whether this relates to the sbs2003 or sbs2008 server, but I am just stuck. Can anyone please spare me a little time to help resolve this, as so far I have spent 2 and half days working on this, and I am sure it would have been much quicker just to build a new one and migrate manually.

However, I would really like to complete this project as soon as possible, so any help would be appreciated.

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by:Cris Hanna
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Is exchange still running on the SBS 2003 and is there a workstation connected to it?
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by:nigelbeatson
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yes
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by:Cris Hanna
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export the public folders to .pst files (remember there is a 2gb limit to .pst's)
Then import them in over on the 2008
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by:nigelbeatson
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I should expand a little. Exchange still has the stores mounted, and I had a workstation connacted to the sbs2003 server, but was logged in as admin. We did not have anyone with outlook running if that is what you meant. Is that OK?
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by:Cris Hanna
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sure...doesn't matter what account is logged in...as long as you can actually access the public folder with the account you're using...you should be able to export it.
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by:nigelbeatson
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I have closed the workstation down, so all that are now running are the 2 servers.

I have tried it again, and I now get a different error :-

An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

Any ideas?
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by:Cris Hanna
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Can't say that I've seen those errors
So are you saying the workstation cannot connect to Exchange on the SBS 2003 server any longer?
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by:nigelbeatson
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I am working in a company that has some of the offices locked. Could be some dispstick has left one switched on. Can I tell from the server who is connected?
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by:Cris Hanna
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Computer Managment should tell you...Shares > Sessions ...that should get you in the neighborhood
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I have managed to check and all workstations are currently totally switched off. As far as I know, we do not use the public folders, could I leave them and just migrate the mailboxes?
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by:Cris Hanna
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I would verify that public folders are not in use...but yes...you should be able to skip the public folders and just move mailboxes...
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by:nigelbeatson
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OK Thanks. I have moved the mailboxes accross now, but I notice that when I run Exchange BPA, it still shows the First Storage Group on the SBS2003 server. I will be removing the SBS2003 server altogether once migrated, so what do I need to do to resolve this?

Thanks.
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by:Cris Hanna
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One of the migration steps is removing Exchange 2003 on the SBS 2003 server so that Exchange 2007 is the only Exchange Server in the organization   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905(EXCHG.80).aspx
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by:nigelbeatson
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Tried to follow the drag and drop routine for public folders, within the document suggested, but the folders don't seem to want to go anywhere.

Do I need them, they are not used. Cane we not just use the ones created by default on sbs2008? I just want to remove exchnage on sbs2003 but am told that because the bridhead is still in place, we cannot proceed with exchange removal. I can see the bridgead connector on the sbs2003 but cant find anything on sbs2008. Do I need to remove it at both ends. Does it exist on both ends. If so could you tell me where to find it on exchange 2007.

Thanks.
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by:Cris Hanna
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Here is the link to the section of the SBS Migration Document on Technet, which deals with actually removing the Exchange Server.  There is no indication of having to remove bridgeheads OR move public folders http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527543(WS.10).aspx\
 
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by:nigelbeatson
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Thanks, but I tried to look at your document but it states page not found. Could you please check the link.

You are correct, but when I try to run add remove exchange from the sbs2003, it tells me that it cannot be done because the bridgheads are still in place. Not something I wanted to do specifically but the error is reported om trying to remove exchange 2003.

Thanks.
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Cris Hanna earned 500 total points
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There is a 4 part article here on removing Exchange 2003...http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/removing-last-exchange-2003-server-exchange-2007-part1.html
Thry this link for removing the internet connectors...I think that gets rid of your bridgehead issue
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many thanks
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