Public folders between 2 exchange 2007 servers will not replicate

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have 2 Exchange 2007 servers. Server A & B, I want to take Server A offline and for all intents and purposes it is offline but the I need the public folder on server A to replicate to Server B.

I have created a public folder store on Server B and setup Replication from Server A to Server B but nothing is happening. I only have one file in PF store of Server A and that is a shared calendar for my department heads.

I see this in event viewer but information is still not getting to the new server

Event Type:      Information
Event Source:      MSExchangeIS Public Store
Event Category:      Replication Outgoing Messages
Event ID:      3017
Date:            10/6/2011
Time:            7:57:26 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      EXCHANGE07
Outgoing message type 0x20
 Message ID: <5FBB8926F02F4F43A30D955B0BAFB28C311F748659@exchange07.SDGCOUNTIES.LOCAL>
 Folder(s): (1-84A213053) IPM_SUBTREE\Department Heads Calendar

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what am i missing?
Question by:tlu2929
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    Expert Comment

    Firstly, if yoy have not done so already, run this script located in Scripts, AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 this adds the server to the replication list and updates the Folder Hierarchy.

    If this still doesnt worlk, you can try forcing replication on each folder with the following command,

    Update-PublicFolder "\My Public Folder" -Server <Target Server>

    Then run something like

    Get-PublicfolderStatistics –Server <source server> | Select-Object name,itemcount,*path
    Get-PublicfolderStatistics –Server <Target serveR> | Select-Object name,itemcount,*path

    If you have alot of public folders, you might want to export the above commands to a CSV using the | Export-CSV command and then use excel to tally them up. I recently had a similar problem and the customer have 700 public folders so finding and locating which were not in sync became a real problem. For want of a better way, using excel worked but was cumbersome. I tried writing a script to do it but couldnt get it to work lol

    Author Comment

    I will try this as there is only 1 file that needs to be replicated.

    Author Comment

    Where do I run the first script from? I tried to run this from the EMS yesterday but could not get it to run

    Accepted Solution

    recreated the public folder and all works fine now

    Author Closing Comment

    Ended up recreating the Public Folder, work fine now

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