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Public Folder Access in Exchange 2010

Hi,

I have installed Exchange 2010 and moved exchange 2003 mailboxes to Exchange 2010. Also I have setup to replicate public folder settings (Schedule+Busy, address lists etc) from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.

I have checked the mailbox settings on Exchange 2010 and it is set to use 2010 public folder store by default for exchange 2010 mailbox users.

So, exchnage 2010 users can see the public folders in outlook. As the final test I have shutted down 2003 exchange server and tried to access public folders from exchange 2010 user and then I get a message 'cannot display the folder. network problems are preventing connection to Microsoft Exchange'.

But when the exchange 2003 server is on, then I can access public folders. I have double checked the 2010 mailbox settings and defineatly it is set to use 2010 public folder store for exchange 2010 users.

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks
Sx
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open adsiedit and browse to
configuration, services, microsft exchange, <org name>, administrative groups
view the properties for Exchange administrative group...
check the siteFolderServer attribute value and verify that it is the DN for your 2010 public folder database
Check the routing group connector queue. on the old server.
If there is a queu the public folders are not replicating.
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Hi,

I can email from exchange 2003 mailbox to exchange 2010 and the other way as well. So there won't be a problem with public folder replication.

Also I have checked the siteFolderServer attribute and DN is set to the correct public folder database.

As I have mentioned to you before, exchange 2010 can see the public folders, when the 2003 exchange is running, the problem is when I shutdown the 2003 exchange. So do you think still the replication is not working??

Thanks in advance.
Sx
have you checked the queue just to be sure?
Also just for information....

I have about 200 public folders and I have select one folder in 2003 exchange and select properties, then I have realise in the replication tab, the exchange 2010 is not included. So I have add exchange 2010 server for the replication list. When I have shutted down the 2003 exchange, then I can access only that particular folder from exchange 2010 mailbox user.

I have tried to find a way to set replication for all folders in a single setting than do it individually for each folder.

Hope this will help.

Thanks
Sx
you also tryed the move all replica option ?
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Public-Folder-Replication-Tab.jpg
No, I haven't done the move all replica option as part of the migration from 2003 to 2010. Do I need to do this really to get the folders to exchange 2010 server. I tought the replication should keep a copy of 2003 public folders in 2010 server???

Thanks
Sx
Also can you let me know how to check the queue please??
on the first storage group expand the information store and then the queue..
There you can see the queue for the routing group connector oldserver-newserver.
If you are going to remove the exchange 2003 server, you can better move all replicas.
I removed my own ex 2003 sbs server yesterday.,
you should use the MoveAllReplicas.ps1 script
this will move the replicas off the old server which is required to uninstall and create a replica on the new server
Hi Both,

Just to clear something. When the replication is enabled, is it replicating the contents? Or to replicate contents, do I need select move replicas option?

Reijer - Routing Group connector hasn't got any messsages in queue.

Thanks
Sx
when you plan to remove the old server from the network you must move all replicas.
when you don't move all repicas check the public folder status. it says in sync if it is ok.
Hi Reijer,

Please see the attached print screen of the public folders, it says in sync only for the system folders, but not for the other public folders. How can get these folders sync from one setting, do I need to select each folder and add exchange 2010 server to the replicatation tab, including for each sub folders in the tree?

Thanks in advance,
Sx
Public-Folders-in-Exchange-2003.jpg
before i answer, what is your goal? move over to new server? or keep both servers up??

Because move all replicas worked for me..

when you do that.. you must check: public folder instances. when all folders are succesfully moved this folder must be empty.
microsoft provides the MoveAllReplicas script to make migrations easier in regards to public folders

after you run this script you can monitor the public folder instances on the old server until they are gone

increase logging on both servers for public folder replication if you want to monitor that data is moving

you can also run the following to verify moves
get-publicfolder \ -recurse | ft identity,repli*
Hi Reijer,

My intension is to move everything in exchange 2003 to exchange 2010 and uninstall exchange 2003.

So  have done the installtion of exchange 2010 and confugred the hub transport and convert the address lists and move the OAB. Also I have configured to replicate system settings in the public folders. After I have moved the mailboxes from exchange 2003 to exchange 2010.

After all these my problem was, why the public folders cannot be accessed while 2003 exchange is off.

Hope this will help.

Thanks in advance.
Sx
Hi Endital1097,

Do I need also to run ReplaceReplicaOnPFRecursive.ps1 as in the below article?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb331970.aspx

Thanks
Shalindra
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the script from endital is almost the same, but it must be run from the new server.
The progress must be checked @ the public folder instances.
Thanks for both of you guys. I will move replica from exchange 2003 to 2010 then. I have increase the points and will allocate points for both. I am really appriciated you both help on this.

Regards,
Sx
just pay attention to the system folders
they don't always get removed from the source public folder database
use "Get-publicfolder \non_ipm_subtree -recurse | ft identity,repl*" to ensure the new server has replicas of all folders
then you may need to manually remove the old database to uninstall