Exchange 2003 migration to 2010 - public folder instances not emptying
Posted on 2013-11-25
Exchange 2003 SP2 Enterprise - 1 front-end, 2 back-end
Exchange 2010 SP3 UR2 (CAS are STD, Mailbox servers are Enterprise)
Our goal is to decommission the Exchange 2003 servers. All mailboxes have been moved to 2010. I believe that all public folder data has been moved with the exception of the System Public folders... I'm not sure if they have been moved yet. Whats the easiest way to check this? There is one Public Folder store on each 3 2003 servers. There are 2 Public Folder stores on 2010 side.
Problem: I cannot get the public folder instances to empty on 2 of the 2003 servers after trying Move All Replica's through ESM (on 2003 side) or MoveAllReplicas.ps1 (2010 side).
However, I did successfully get the public folder instances to empty on one of the 2003 servers and was able to safely delete the Public Folder store (i had to mount all old mailbox stores on that server).
One weird thing is that in ESM, when i go to Administrative Groups - <2003 Group> - Folders there is nothing there. I believe this was deleted. Should the public folders be listed here? Is this my problem with why the PF instances are not being emptied?
Other possibilities I was thinking...
- Do all the mailbox stores in the server need to have a different default public folder in order to get the public folder replicas to empty?
Does anyone have any suggestions? Let me know if you need more info.