Can not see the content of Public Folder content in Outlook of Ex2010

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

We have one single AD and one Exchange server, and already installed one new Ex2010 intending to replace the Ex2003. Currently we have both 2010 and 2003 coexisting prior to decommission 2003.
We have three subfolders under the PF with about 80 MB in size. We have done the following but still not able to see the contents of PF using Outlook of Ex2010:
1. verified RGC by running Get-RoutingGroupConnector. It returns two RGCs (bi-directional). Besides emails to 2003 mailboxes have been sucessfully routed from 2010 to 2003.  
2. added replica of 2003 to 2010 by running AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1
3. verified the replica by running Get-PublicFolder –Recurse | fl Name, Replicas
to check the replica status. It returns:
Name     : IPM_SUBTREE    
Replicas :  {}

Does it mean replication is not sucessful?

4. Got into EMS\Admin Groups\GroupName\Folders\Public Folders\
to right click every single pubiic folder we have and click Replication tab \'Add' to add Ex2010 for replicating contents to.
Note the Replication Status for all our public folders are "Local Modified". Does it mean anything? (please see the attachment 1)

5. Got into EMS\ Admin Groups\ GroupName\ Servers\ ServerName(Ex2003)\ First Storage Group\ Public Folder Store(Ex2003)\ Replication Status
I can see the Replication Satus for all public folders are 'In Sync'. (please see attachment 2.)

Ok, above is what I have done. While I got into Outlook of Ex2010, I can see the folder "Public Folders" but when I double click it, there is no content and no error prompted whatsoever. (please see attachment 3)  I'm stuck. Can you help? What should I do?

 EMS \ Public Folder Store \ Repliation Satus EMS \ Folders \ Public Folders \ Replicatin Status Outlook of Ex2010 can NOT see PF contents
Question by:Castlewood
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    See if this the issue:

    Scripts not allowed in Public Folders by default
    By default, scripts are not allowed in Public Folders. This is a security measure. If you want to change the default, you can enable the Allow script in Public Folders option in the Trust Center.

    To enable the Allow script in Public Folders option
    On the File menu, click Options.

    Click Trust Center.

    Click Trust Center Settings.

    In the Trust Center dialog box, click Email security.

    Under Script in Folders, select the Allow script in Public Folders check box.

    Click OK to close the Trust Center dialog box, and then click OK to close the Outlook Options dialog box.


    Author Comment

    It was already enabled so it is not it.

    Accepted Solution

    It turned out to be the SMTP connector. I then created a new SMTP connector with 'Forward all mail through this connector to Ex2010' as smart host. And add the Ex2010 in the Connected Routing Groups tab. That's it.

    Author Closing Comment

    The connector needs to be properly confgireed in 2003:
    1. Ex2010 needs to be added in Connected Routing Groups.
    2. to do that, Ex2010 may be required to be added into as a smart host.

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