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Public folders from ex2003 not showing up/replicating to ex 2010

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I have implemented (in test) a 2003 environment and then introduces a 2010 env to be in co-existance for a while.  I can't get any of the PF's to replicate over and can't see the 2003 PF's from the 2010 PF tool.  I have mailflow bidirectional with no issues... I have run the basic scripts in the MS outlines for accomplishing the replication and updating the hierarchy.
Any Suggestions?
Exchange 2010 SP1 rollup 2 on win 2008R2
Exchange 2003 SP2 on Win 2003 R2 SP2
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by:markdmac
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To the basics first. You have a public store database on 2010?
From 2003 exchange, you right click a folder and choose new replica, do you see the 2010 server then to replicate to?
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by:viveksahu
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Hi,

You can follow the below article to enable the availability service in cross forest domain for exch 2010.
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by:cdshreve
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Markdmac: yes it does apear in the list and I have selected it.  It has been selected for over a week now and still nothing.

viveksahu:  The exchange servers are all in the same site so I don't know if that article would apply but I'll read through it.

Thanks guys!    Any more ideas?
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by:markdmac
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If the goal is to fully migrate away from the old server then you could export the public folder to PST and import them on the new server.  Or you could use PFMigrate which is a free download from Microsoft.com.
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by:cdshreve
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Unfortunately I have to keep the old server arount for a while.  We have some processes that still run on forms designed in 5.5 they still work (most of the time) in 2003 but won't in 2010 (or 2007).  we are moving away form this process hopefully soon so In th future I am looking forward to getting tid of the PF's all together.  Just have to get through the transition.
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by:markdmac
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OK, then give PFMigrate a shot.  It should resolve your issue.
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by:cdshreve
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will pf migrate work going from 2003 to 2010?  I see the documentation only shows it supports 5.5 and 2003?

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by:cdshreve
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ok I tried to run it on the 2003 server and got an error.  I ran it first in report mode:
with source and target being replaced with my servers...

pfMigrate /S: SourceServer /T: TargetServer /R /SC

I get the error:

Failed to connect to the WMI server "Target Server".  Error: Invalid namespace


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well, I converted - did a DR restore of my 2003 servers to hardware - and the replication seems to be working now.   aparently 2003 realy doesn't like VM Ware!
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Thanks to all for the input!
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MS was right and I had to get the environment back to hardware.
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