Exchange 2010 public folders not showing

ajdratch
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I migrated from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. The Exchange part appeared to work but I am having problems with the public folders.

In Exchange 2003 it shows the public folders are now on Exchange 2010.

In Exchange 2010 I go to organization configuration / Mailboxes / Database management. In the top box it shows Public Folder mounted however in the bottom section, database copies, there is nothing there.

I went to the old server thinking I could export the public folders manually however they are not showing in the old server now.

I looked at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb331970.aspx but I can't run those scripts, it says they are not recognized as a cmdlet.
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Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Hi,

you need to do a cd %program files%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts and run the script .\MoveAllReplicas.ps1 there

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That help me run the script. It seem to run very quickly. I still do not see any public folders and there is still nothing under Database Copies.

How long should this take?

I'm concerned because these folders are not showing up on the old or new server in Outlook. On the old server, in exchange management, I can see the folders.
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Hi,

Public folder replication is a very slow process and could take hours or even days.

Take a look on the exchange 2010 server management console, Organization configuration, Mailbox, Database management tab do the properties of you mailbox database and look at the client settings tab and see what default public folder database is set. This is the setting outlook uses to see public folders.

You could try OWA on both servers owa does look for public folders at server the mailbox is available

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When I go to properties of "Public Folder Database" in the top section, there is no Client settings tab.

There still is not anything on the bottom section "Database Copies"

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I get an error looking at OWA on the old server and I don't see anything under public folders on the new server.
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
You need to look at the proporties of the mailbox database, not the PF db.

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Commented:
Sorry, I  misunderstood.
I click on browse next to default public folder database. It shows the public folder database is on the new server and the public folder store is on the old server
Top Expert 2011

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When you look at the exchange 2003 system manager, go to the public folder database do you see any public folders in the public folder instances folder. this folder is empty if all public folders are replicated well to the exchange 2010 server

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All the folders are still listed there. I right click on a public folder and click on the replication tab. That shows that it is only on the new Exchange 2010 server.

At this point I am willing to use the backups of the three public folders that we have.

I am trying to delete the public folders so I can continue removing the Exchange 2003 server. When I click to remove the replica, I get the error

Can not remove the selected replica(s) because a public folder must have at least one replica.

ID no: c1038a26

How can I get rid of these public folders on Exchange 2003?

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Under replication Status, all public folders show number of replicas = 2
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contacted MS support. They spent three hours on it and got it fixed.

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MS Support fixed it
Any idea what they did? I have the EXACT same issue with a client but they don't want to hear 'Call Microsoft'

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Sorry, I have no idea what they did

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