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SBS 2003 to 2011 Migration problems

I am in the process of a physical SBS 2003 to Virtual SBS 2011 migration running on Hyper-v 2012 server r2 (free version)

I am having problems migrating the Public folders. when I right click on the Public Folder Store and select Move all Replicas there is only one server in the dropdown. should there not be both servers listed?

Also I have one mailbox that will not move. When I try a "Local Move Request" it fails saying that the mailbox is already in the database but it still shows as a legacy mailbox.

Any ideas the time is running out for this migration.
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We have a migration guide here: http://bit.ly/oZ5ePG

It is filled with all sorts of troubleshooting tips.

Philip
Do you have a public folder database on the second server? If not then you should create one. Although usually you replicate the content first (So both servers are listed), then move the mailboxes, then do Move All Replicas.

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There is a Public Folder Store on The SBS 2011 server.
I have checked in the Public Folder Instances on the sbs 2003 box and it is full. Is this not meant to be empty after the data has been moved.
I can't see anything I have missed in your guide.
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When running Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server <nameofthe SBS 2011 box>   the folders are empty.
You have the folders listed, but the item count is zero?
That would tend to suggest that replication has started. When did you add the replicas to the list of public folders?

If you were attempting to do this migration in a weekend, then you are going to be disappointed.

Simon.
Are the source folders on SBS 2003 set to Urgent for Replication?

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I have been working on this for 4 days so I would have expected the replication to have occurred. I noticed that under protocols on the 2003 box the The Default SMTP connector is stopped. I have tried starting it but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
Cant see where to set the source folders to urgent.
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I just ran Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server <nameofthe SBS 2011 box> again and it looks like some of the data has transferred. Not sure why.
Can you try export & import for public folder.
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Do you mean export & import of public folder from Outlook?
Four days? Is that all?
Not joking, but public folder replication is VERY conservative, and nothing to happen for a week isn't unusual.
You can force individual folders to replicate across, but it will flood your network.

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OK I will wait a few more days.

Presume you've no ideas hot to get a mailbox moved that fails and says its already in the destination database when I try a Local Move Request. It is still showing as a legacy mailbox in the Exchange 2011 mailbox list.
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I do not have an urgent option on the replication tab of the properties of the Public Folder Store.User generated image
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I think all the Public folders have now moved. I still have one folder in Public folder instances but it shows in the folders on Exchange 2010 and I can dismount the Public folder store on the 2003 box and it is still available in Outlook.
I presume that this task is now complete -finally.
You can always dismount the store. You need to be able to delete it, but if there is a folder still listed in instances you will be unable to.

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there is still one folder in Public Folder Instances. It is also appears in the folder lists on the SBS 2011 box. so how do I get rid of the old one so I can demote the old server?
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I still can't get rid of this Public Folder on the SBS 2003 box.
I have copied the contents using  Outlook to another folder then deleted the old one and recreated a new version from the one I copied. But the old one is still stuck on my SBS 2003 box. I need to get this sorted as I only have one day left for the migration.

Help please!!!
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Finally deleted all public folders on SBS 2003 box and deleted Public Folder store.

Now I can move on . Thanks for all help.