Moving Public Folder Replicas from 2003 two node cluster to 2010 DAG.

Before I move pulic folders from our Exchange 2003 two node server cluster, I noticed there are two empty public folder databases sitting on Exchange 2010 servers inside the DAG, one for each host. How do I get the public folder replica into both empty databases?

2010 Server:

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2003 Server:  (BCEXCH IS THE CLUSTER NAME)

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jballiet5Asked:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You just need to add both servers one at a time.
That means you cannot use the Move All Replicas command. Instead you need to add both servers to the list of replicas using the commands in Exchange 2003.
Only once the replication is complete will you do move all replicas, selecting one of the servers.

The other option is to move all replicas to server 1, then once complete, use the script on Exchange 2010 to add the second Exchange 2010 server to the list of the servers.

Simon.
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jballiet5Author Commented:
I have no experience with powershell on 2003 side. I prefer to spawn all moves from 2010 side. Can you be a bit more details on how to move 1 2003 replica to 2 2010 servers in a DAG.

Thanks in advance,
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jballiet5Author Commented:
during a coexisting environment. will the Public Folder be available or not? during...

move?

after move?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You cannot use PowerShell for this on Exchange 2003.

Therefore if you want to add the replicas on Exchange 2003 then you have to use the wizard in ESM. That unfortunately means doing it one folder at a time (although the wizard does allow you to add the additional servers to an entire tree).

As long as you have both the old and new servers available then public folders should be available to all clients throughout the migration. The move all replicas is used right at the end as part of the decommissioning process for Exchange 2003 (despite what the documentation from Microsoft may say).

Simon.
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jballiet5Author Commented:
Great Job
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