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Can't email to public folders since moving from SBS2003 to Exchange 2010

Posted on 2012-04-11
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Hi Experts,
I've moved our Exchange infrastructure from SBS2003 to Exchange 2010.  Everything seems to have gone ok and as part of the move I transferred over the old Public folders.

A lot of these public folders are members of distribution groups and I'm now finding that emails sent to these groups get to named recipients but not the Public folder that acts as the Dist groups archive.

The main thing seems to be that there's a space in the Public folders name.  Also when clicking on the public folders properties I get a dialog box "The properties on this object have invalid data. If you click OK default values will be used instead...")

I've noted a few questions about this here but need a bit of help to resolve this as a) I'm new to powershell and b) I'm not sure if this is the issue


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by:isaman07
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Did you replicate your public folders from the SBS to 2010 and them permanently moved? did you give enough time for replicTion?
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Many thanks for your reply. Yep did this.

Actually whilst I was waiting, I've found out that changing the Alias of the Public folder to take out the space in the name ie. info Archive to infoArchive did fix the issue.  Sometimes when re-opening the public folder I got some errors, but accepting them and allowing exchange to setup some new default settings seems to work.  Waiting a few minutes then looking at properties doesnt show any error.

I also found that some werent sent to Mail enabled.  Setting this (by clicking on Mail Enable on the right hand menu) sorted this too.

I found that looking at "Mail Flow Settings" -> "Message Delivery REstrictions" on the distribution group was necessary as some needed to have "Require that all senders are authenticated" either ticked on or off depending on wether email to the distribution group from outside the organisation was permitted.

Finally, work on Distribution groups is done in Exchange 2010 not in AD as was done in 2003.

CHeers
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by:jmsjms
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I've accepted my solution in the hope that if anyone else has this issue, it will help them.
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