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Convert Exchange 2007 Public Folders and Public Folder Calendars to Resource Mailboxes

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Hi we are in the process of preparing our Exchange 2007 Environment for an Office 365 Migration.

We need to convert all of our Public Folders and the Public Folder Calendars to Resource Mailboxes.

Is there a way to automate this? Maybe using Powershell? I have read a number of articles and they have explained I need to export to PST then import to a newly created resource mailbox. We have over 1000 Public Folders I don't want to have to manually do each one.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 1500 total points
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You cannot really convert them, because they are two different objects. You would have to create each one and then move the content about. No need to use PST files, an Outlook client would do the job for you just as well (give yourself permissions to both). However it isn't something that is going to be easily scripted.
Not saying you can't, but it would require someone to create a script to
a. Export content to a PST file
b. Create a new mailbox of the required type,
c. Applying permissions to the new mailbox
d. Import the contents of the PST file.
e. Delete the public folder.

Simon.
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Thanks very much for the reply. So really it's a toss up between how long to do each one manually using outlook, I double checked and we actually have closer to 5000 puic folders. Or spending some serious time on a script!!! What a choose :(
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Hire someone to do the script for you.
5000 public folders of calendar type is not really worth wading through manually.

Simon.
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