Move all public folders on exchange 2007 to a new exchange 2007 server  then decommision old server

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Moved 50% of mailboxes from old Exchange 2007 server  to a new exchange 2007 server.

Both servers are currently running (with a view to decommission the old server)

My public folders, outlook address book and busy information (in calendars) are not accessable from any users on the new exchange server. Users on the old server and OWA are able to access the Public folder store with our any issues.

We did enable replciation on the folders and I can see the public folder structure from the Admin tool in Exchange management.

Outlook clients receive the following when expanding public folders (Cannot expand the folder. Microsoft Exchange is currently busy. If this message is still displayed in 30 minutes, contact your exchange admin)

Downloading the address book we get the following error (Microsoft exchange reported error 0x80190194)

The only other item we changed in this process was the OWA certificate  -

Any help will be appreciated!

Our goal is to move public folders over to the new server and then completely remove the old server.

PS. we did also run the moveallreplicas.ps1 script   (source server=old server ,   newserver=new server

Have waited about 1 hour and still having the same issue

Am I missing something?
Question by:pancho15

    Author Comment

    I took a look in Queue viewer and I can see I have a number of failed messages under "unreachable Domain"  

    From Address: Public
    Status: Ready
    Size: 3kB
    SCL: -1
    Queue ID: Servername\Unreachable
    Message:  THere is currently no route to the mailbox database

    Same message but different subject for all messages

    Status Request
    Hierarchy Backfill Request
    Folder content

    Author Comment

    Please see below images

    Error received when opening Public folders from Outlook and the ADSIedit view

    ah1 I believe was an old server which was probaly never removed correctly (before my time)

    The thing is though that Public folders were working fine , until I moved users over to the new server

     Outlook error ADSI view of Exchange and old exchange data

    Author Comment

    LVL 26

    Accepted Solution

    Do you have a smart host om either server? Smart hosts will cause public folder replication to fail.

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