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Move public folder replicas in Exchange 2003 to 2007 / SBS 2003 to 2008 migration

I'm having some issues with moving public folder replicas from an SBS03 server to SBS08, there's hardly anything in public folders so I'd be happy to just export it to a PST from Outlook and recreate it from scratch but with it showing items such as Offline Address Book and Schedule+ Free Busy Information etc. in there I'm guessing I can't just do that?

So just looking for advice on either recreating public folders on the SBS08 server without messing anything up, or just getting the replica move to actually work!  According to the MS guide Public Folder Instances should be blank on the source server after a few days but there's still a lot in there and it won't let me delete the public folder store on the source server.

Any advice?  Thanks!
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Which process did you follow?

The following article from MS goes through it step-by-step:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527516(WS.10).aspx

But it sounds like you might have followed it already?
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ebooyensAuthor Commented:
Yep, that's the one.  I've done that about 4 times now, the first time was last week Wednesday I believe.  They say it can take long but with such a small public folder it should surely have been done by now.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
You could try installing PFDAVADMIN and use that to check/force it.
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ebooyensAuthor Commented:
Looks like a nice tool, I ran Fix folder DACLs and added the SBS08 server in the replica list and removed sbs2003, any other suggestions?  If not I'll leave like this until tomorrow and see...
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
I'd wait now - usually those steps will help a lot.

I realise MS are moving away from Public Folders, but it is a shame they make migrations overly difficult where they're in the mix.
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ebooyensAuthor Commented:
Thanks but I'm afraid it's still the same today.  Now getting an error when I try to move all replicas - "Your profile is not configured.  An unexpected, uknown error has occured.  Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store ID no: 8004011c-0521-00000000, ID no: c1050000"

:)  what a lovely, helpful error!  I'll have a Google with this one.

I just feel like I want to force the removal of the Public Folder Store on the SBS03 server, any ideas on how I could do this?

Thanks!
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Here you go:

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/06/25/445429.aspx

This might be more helpful.
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ebooyensAuthor Commented:
Thanks Tony.  Turns out after rebooting both servers Public Folder Instances went blank and I was able to remove the Public Folder Store so happy days!!  I honestly can't say what the exact fix was as I've run so many commands now on both servers it's crazy!  Thanks for the help.
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
You are more than welcome. Glad you have got the result you were after and thank you for the points :)
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