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Hello,

I have two exchange 2010 servers ohio and chicago.  They both replaced two 2003 servers.  The ohio server was brought into production two months ago.  Now I am having a problem with free busy info on only the ohio server.  I have seen the many posts about replicating and moving the public folders when transitioning to 2010, but my case is a bit different because of two servers.

Chicago users can see free/busy for all users in outlook and OWA
Ohio users can see free/busy for only chicago users in outlook, but everyone in OWA

I manually replicated the public folders by going to the ESM on the old ohio 2003 server, but I guess I am missing something here.  Any ideas?  Is this definitely a public folder issue?
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by:I Qasmi
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Set the Replication between the Ohio and Chigago server in Public folder console for OAB and Schedule + Free Busy and check the issue still persists
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iQasmi:

I think I follow you.  In the EMC I went to Organization configuration -> mailbox -> offline address book and checked the properties of the default OAB.  Under the distribution tab I just added the ohio server to "distribute the offline address book from the following virtual directories" and the enable public folder distribution box is checked.

But I didn't see anything about Schedule + Free Busy there
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Ok Leave that  Schedule + Free Busy there)
Just restart the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service and update the offline address book.
Check and see it the issue is resolved
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Didn't work, and I was wrong in my initial post\

Chicago users can only chicago users
Ohio users can only see chicago users

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Ohio users cannot see the Ohio users list ?

then both the OAB in both the CAS roles on Ohio & Chicago servers
else i will explain u in detail once i get response
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IQasmi

that is correct ohio can't see ohio, or more generally no one can see ohio.

But now it started working for me and another ohio user, but not everyone.  Also someone in ohio has said that their OAB isn't updated.  Any ideas?  I assume that this is related.  I created user accounts and email address for two new ohio users and put them on that server, and they aren't visible yet(its been 3 days).
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Chicago users can see free/busy for all users in outlook and OWA
Ohio users can see free/busy for only chicago users in outlook, but everyone in OWA

If i understood the scenario correctly then there are two sites.
1) Chicago 2) Ohio both have their own servers Exchange 2010 - Correct ?

then both the sites have their own exchange as the OAB Generation server and if the replica
is set properly between both the CAS servers under OAB  Generation tab
and make sure that all options are selected properly under distribution Public folder distribution , Web Based Distribution and All Outlook versions then you update the OAB,

Apply Email address policies and restart the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service
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Also ask users to remove the cached mode in exchange from their outlook and redownload the OAB
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very close
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