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Exchange 2010 Free busy not replicated correctly

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Hi All

I know there are a lot of posts on this but I wanted to post anyway.

I have exchange 2003/2010 running and I have replicated the public folders to the PF DB on Exchange 2010 (Public Folder Database) these also replicate to Public Folder Database 2 on another Exchange 2010 server..

All public folders appear but Free/Busy isn't working.

So I ran the following command to replicate it across

.\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\Non_IPM_SubTree\schedule+ free busy" -ServerToAdd PRDEXMBX1.

When I run

Get-PublicFolder “\non_ipm_subtree\schedule+ free busy” –recurse |fl name,*rep*

Name                           : SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
LocalReplicaAgeLimit           :
Replicas                       : {}
ReplicationSchedule            : {}
UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule : True

Name                           : EX:/o=MMAUS/ou=AU
LocalReplicaAgeLimit           :
Replicas                       : {Public Folder Database 2, Public Folder Database, 1MMEXCH2\Mailbox Group\Public Folde
                                 r Store (1MMEXCH2)}
ReplicationSchedule            : {}
UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule : True

Name                           : EX:/o=MMAUS/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
LocalReplicaAgeLimit           :
Replicas                       : {Public Folder Database 2, Public Folder Database}
ReplicationSchedule            : {}
UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule : True

Name                           : EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=EXTERNAL (FYDIBOHF25SPDLT)
LocalReplicaAgeLimit           :
Replicas                       : {Public Folder Database 2, Public Folder Database}
ReplicationSchedule            : {}
UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule : True

I also ran this command.

get-PublicFolder -identity "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU" | fl

RunspaceId                     : a89c355c-ecad-47a6-a293-f7dee9337b48
AgeLimit                       : 100.00:00:00
EformsLocaleId                 :
EntryId                        : 000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA002FC45A030098F829F6D9BDD31188DE009027D0CD0D0000000000
                                 070000
HasSubFolders                  : False
HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled  : True
IssueWarningQuota              :
LocalReplicaAgeLimit           :
MailEnabled                    : False
MaxItemSize                    :
Name                           : EX:/o=MMAUS/ou=AU
ParentPath                     : \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
PerUserReadStateEnabled        : True
ProhibitPostQuota              :
Replicas                       : {Public Folder Database 2, Public Folder Database, 1MMEXCH2\Mailbox Group\Public Folder Store (1MMEXCH2)}
ReplicationSchedule            : {}
RetainDeletedItemsFor          :
UseDatabaseAgeDefaults         : False
UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults       : True
UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule : True
UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults   : True
FolderType                     :
HasRules                       : False
HasModerator                   : False
Identity                       : \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU
MapiIdentity                   : \NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY\EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU
OriginatingServer              : prdexmbx1.mediamonitors.com.au
IsValid                        : True

Now 1mmexch2 is the Exchange 2003 server hosting Public Folders. From the output it looks like the Replicas are listed.

However when I go into PFMC and run update on the SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY PF.

I get

Action 'Update Content' could not be performed on object 'SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY'.

SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
Failed
Error:
Server 'PRDEXMBX1' doesn't have a replica of public folder '\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY'. Public folder content can be synchronized only from a server that has a replica of that public folder.

Getting Event Id 14029 too.

Couldn't find an Exchange 2010 or later public folder server with a replica for the free/busy folder: EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU.

Any ideas ?

Many Thanks

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Now you are in a mixed environment or old server is completely decommissioned..?
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Thanks Exchnage9 yes we are mixed mode (2003/2010 with one 2007 CAS in the DMZ only used for OWA/Activesync).

I just tried from outlook 2010 (my mailbox is on Exchange 2010) and I can't even see free busy for another user on the same server. Very strange.

Looking at that chart it would be trying to use autodiscover which is brokem too. Anyway to force it to use PF's ?

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Ok so I noticed in the PF toobox under SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY I added Replicas for EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU. and when I update content I get no error. I can see items in the properties tab.

However still no free/busy info.

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still getting Couldn't find an Exchange 2010 or later public folder server with a replica for the free/busy folder: EX:/O=MMAUS/OU=AU. in the event viewer.

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Sorry for the amout of posts.

I tested via OWA and I can see free/busy from both Exchnage 2010 Mailboxes and Exchange 2003.

Seems its only outlook clients having the problem. Perhaps somethign to do with Autodiscover not working ?

Thanks

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Ok have you checked certificates..?
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No problem at all...
Do you get event 8207 along with 14029...
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Also can you try this and tell me if you find any event.
After this once restart system attendant service.
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Now i should say sorry for amount of posts i guess ;)
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Hi exchange9

So overnight my boxes installed windows updates namely Exchange 2010 SP1 roll up 5 and rebooted. Since doing that I haven’t had another 14029 logged.

I did do as you suggested yesterday so maybe the reboot/service restart did the trick.

However one strange thing the free/busy doesn’t work on mailboxes that have been moved to Exchange 2010. If I create a new user/mailbox on Exchange 2010 it works fine I can see Exchange 2003/2010 users details.

Current Exchange 2003 users can see both migrated and new mailboxes free/busy on the Exchange 2010 server.

I am going to hunt around online but it seems a bit strange as I figured both new & migrated mailboxes should use the same mechanism.

Cheers
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