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How do I transfer over Public Folders from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010?

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I checked a few forums and most of them discuss how to move mailboxes but not public folders.

I have done very little work in Exchange so please excuse me.

It was actually a consulting company that did the migration for us so I am not exactly sure how they went about it.

From what I understand both system are somehow linked together. If I check the System Manager on  Exchange 2003 I do see all my Exchange 2010 servers under "Exchange Administrative Group".

The problem I have is that I dont see any of those servers when I go to the properties of one of the Public folders and check the Replication Tab.

If I check the Public folders from Exchange 2010 i do see the folders there but it just says "There are not items to show in this view" This is when i read that the folders are replicated but not the content so I tried to add the new exchange 2010 server to the list of servers to replicate content but the server does not show up in the list.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I pretty much hit a wall. Thanks
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you have to replicate them from 2003 to 2010 vie the exchange system manager:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931

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i also believe that replication is not required being 2010 will pick up the public folder structure. when i migrated from 2003 to 2010 i did replicate them though, just to be safe.
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sorry for the multi posts, here this sis helpful as well. you must remember to replicate the system folders as well. the content of each public folder needs to be set manually for replication by going to each subfolder and right-clicking on it and replicating it to the 2010 server. to rehome the system folders you need to right-click on the public folders folder and select show system folders, those need to be done as well. i belive once you install 2010 public folders folders ar automatically replicated over but the content needs to be done manually by following the articles i posted and as mentioned above:

http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/

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That fixed it. The problem i was having is that when it listed the servers to replicate to it just gave me a weird generic number and didnt have the name of the server listed like the others did. THANKS!!!
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