I'm in the process of finishing a migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. All that is left is to migrate the Public Folders to Exchange 2010. There is a Public Folder Database store mounted on the Exchange 2010 server (labeled PFDB01) that shows in Exchange Management Console, and it shows as being mounted on the Exchange 2010 server (SR203E). There is a connector between the two Exchange servers. I believe that replication is set up for the Exchange 2003 Public Folders, but I'm not 100% sure. When I look at the Replication tab for each Public Folder's properties in Exchange System Manager on the 2003 server, I see PFDB01 as one of the replication partners. However, no storage group is listed (even though the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) appears in the administrative groups)). In addition, PFDB01 is listed as the Server under that replication partner, when I think it should be showing as SR203E as mentioned earlier). I've also tried looking at the public folders through the Public Folder Management Console, but it can't find the public folders (see attached "PFMC errors.jpg" file for screenshot). I did not set up PFDB01 or the mailbox databases on the new server - this was done by an outside consultant. My supervisor and I did set up several custom connections: one set to have the default receive connector listen to Port 24 instead of Port 25 (so our spam filter could listen on Port 25 first), and one set for custom SMTP and Receive connectors for our FAXMaker software.
I've tried moving the public folders using both recommended methods (Exchange System Manager on the 2003 server and EMS on the 2010 server). When I tried the first method, the "Manage Settings" option is greyed out, even after dragging the public folders to the Exchange Administrative Group from the First Administrative Group. When I try to move the replicas using the EMS, the public folders on the new server can't be found (see attached "PUBLIC FOLDERS EMS2.rtf" file for details). I'm thinking either there must still be a connection problem somewhere, or something happened when PFDB01 was created, or there's yet another problem somewhere else. However, our mail flow is moving smoothly with the new server. Am I missing something? Is there anything else I can check?
Thanks in advance,