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Can I create a 'test' public folder tree in Exchange 2010 before migrating PF's from Exchange 2003

I have a client that I am currently in the middle of migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2010. All but 5 mailboxes have been moved and I have not yet begun migrating the Public Folder infrastructure. We have an ad-hoc system that I created a long time ago for sending emails to distribution groups and public folders.

My client requested we 'test' this ad-hoc system on the new Exchange server before we migrate the existing PF's to ensure it will work. Can I create a 'test' Public Folder tree on the new Exchange server to ensure this will work before migrating the public folders from Ex2003?
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Exchange_Geek

8/22/2022 - Mon
Amit

Yes, you can create it.
Manpreet SIngh Khatra

You can create PF Database but neither do link to any Mailbox database or start the replication .... but what do you mean by for Testing ?? Simply create and dont replicate or use till you want

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mstumpo

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Basically I need to create a temporary PF tree on Exchange 2010 and test email flow from mailboxes moved over. If that works, then it will be deleted and I will migrate the PF from Ex2003 over.
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Amit

I don't see any harm in doing it.
Manpreet SIngh Khatra

For mailboxes moved and Mail-flow you dont need PF database created ? PF Tree is single and already so i guess your saying to create a PF database and very possible

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mstumpo

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but how do I go about creating that PF tree in Exch2010? Looking at the PFMC I don't see a 'New' or 'Create' option?
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Exchange_Geek

You cannot create an additional PF MAPI Tree in Exchange. There is only 1 PF Tree in your Exchange Organization.

You possibly are testing some thing else Or unable to express your requirement to us, cause if you'd say I want to test something by creating an additional PF Tree - it doesn't sink in properly to me.

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