Recovering Public Folder Items from demoted Exchange 2007 server

Hey All,

I recently demoted our server, taking off Active Directory, that also ran Exchange 2007. It turned out that the replication settings for the Public Folders didn't propagate to subfolders. So, I have a bunch of subfolders on my Exchange 2007 with items in them, and I'm having a hard time getting them over to my Exchange 2010 server.

I've tried forcing the replication and doing "Update Content" manually under the Public Folder Management Console (on both servers), and that hasn't worked.

I've tried creating a mailbox on the 2007 server, but I'm not able to actually sign into it through OWA or even setting it up in a new Outlook account.

I've tried PFDAVadmin, but it doesn't show any items in the folders.

What can I do?
blkburnAsked:
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Vishal BreedProgram ManagerCommented:
If you have backup, you may try restorign it in test environment and reciver Public Folder in PST. That means, after PF backup is restored, create 1 test user.

Then access that mailbox using Outlook and create PST to store all restored Public Folders step by step. Then move that PST to Exchange 2010 production environment PF.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_27503219.html
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blkburnAuthor Commented:
That was a great idea. After many roadblocks and other minor issues, I finally powered through it and was able to restore a backup to an Exchange 2007 server. I then added that backup to the list of Replicas using the AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 and manually updated the content on them.

Thanks
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