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Exchange 2003 Public Folder Replicas not Showing in 2010

I just migrated to Exchange 2010 from 2003 SBS. As per instructions given in several articles, I right-clicked on the Public Folder Store on the 2003 server and selecting Move All Replicas. The process seemed to start alright, but now I see that all folders in the Replication Status section show as being "In-Sync" but the Folder Instances still show all of the folders (I am told they would go away once the replication was complete). In addition, I look at the physical database on the 2010 server and the size is not growing at all. Is there something I am missing? It's only been about an hour and a half, but I need to know if I just need to wait longer or if there is a problem. Any ideas?

Let me know. In the mean time, users do not have access to their public folders. Thanks!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
There would be a "Move All replica.ps1" one the 2010 server you need to work with it :)

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Matt_D_GreenCommented:
You may need to wait longer.  Public Folders are essentially migrated one message at a time.  Are your new databases pointed to the Exchange 2010 public folder database?  If so, can you see any public folder content from Outlook or OWA?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Ignore the status.
The only thing that counts is item count.

get-publicfolderstatistics

Primary reason for replication to fail is a smart host on the SMTP virtual server on Exchange 2003, second reason is a restriction on the Receive Connector on the Exchange 2010 server.

Oh - it has only been 90 minutes? You haven't waited long enough.
If nothing has happened for a week, then you have a problem (no I am not kiUnfortunatelyortuantely you followed poor advice, even from Microsoft.
What you should have done is replicated the public folders first, before any mailboxes, using the methods to add the new server to the list of replicas. Then moved the mailboxes once the replication is complete. Only then do the Move All Replicas. Now you will have to wait, and it could be some time.

If you have a small number of folders, then you can right click on each one and choose to send content, but don't do that until the list of folders appears on Exchange 2010 - so when you do the command above, you see the folders listed with an item count of 0.

Simon.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
.\MoveAllReplicas.ps1 -Server Server01 -NewServer Server02

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/2dc27efa-d19c-4929-a2f1-54523c847d2a

Exchange 2010 FAQ: How Do I Migrate Public Folders to Exchange Server 2010?
http://exchangeserverpro.com/migrate-public-folders-from-exchange-2003-to-exchange-server-2010


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SemBee2,

The item counts show all zeros and I do not see the public folders from the other server. I do have a SMART Host setup on the 2003 Exchange server for anti-spam purposes. Should  I disable that? Is there some setting I should check on that.

If the process takes a LONG time, that's fine. I just need to be able to see progress of some kind and I am currently not seeing anything.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I do have a SMART Host setup on the 2003 Exchange server for anti-spam purposes. Should  I disable that? Is there some setting I should check on that. - ..... is this on the SMTP virtual server ?

- Ideally PF replication can take as long as 72 hrs but as you say some movement should show up .... so your saying the .edb for PF on 2010 isnt growing at all ?

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medium_gradeAuthor Commented:
Yes, and there appears to be a Routing Connector as well with the same Smart Host specified.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
RGC should never have smarthost ..... as its connection between 2 server :( ........ please remove it

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RGC
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
If you need to use a smart host that should be set on an SMTP Connector on Exchange 2003 and a Send Connector on Exchange 2010.

Simon.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Routing Connector - is Routing Group Connector "RGC" ... same thing

As you are moving to E2k10 as said above you can have a send connector and smarthost never on a SMTP virtual server or RoutingCOnnector with migration.

- Rancy
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