Public Folder Replication 2007 to 2010

Have inherited another partial PF replication issue.  Went into the EMC Toolkit and started the replication for the remaining folders.  After a few days I have gotten back to it.  When I run "get-mailboxdatabase |ft, name -publicfolderdatabase", it only shows the old server.  Running "get-publicfolderstatistics" on the old server shows the PF structure but a zero item count.  Running on the new server shows OAB, Notes, and Address list.  Tried using the script "Moveallreplicas" as well.

If everything has replicated should it not show the new server when I run "get-mailboxdatabase |ft, name -publicfolderdatabase"?
When I look at the connection status through Outlook it shows a connection to the old server for the Public Folders.  How do I remediate?
The client really doesn't use PF's.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You need to use the Get-PublicFolderDatabase to see all of the Public Folder Databases that reside on all mailbox servers.

From there what you need to do is Open the Public Folder Management Console and make sure that all public folders have replica's from the old public folder database.

Another thing you need to do is check the Database Client Settings and make sure that Public Folder Database is pointing to the new one.

Once you have done that everything should be good.

WebccAuthor Commented:
Assuming all need to be replicated i.e., "Store Events", "OWA ScratchPad", etc?   I missed a few last time however, the ones I did replicate do not show up under the new server.  They show that they are not available on the old server either when I look at "Properties-Statistics".
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If your replication is set on the directories then you should not have any issues. If your replication interval is based off of your AD Sites then it will not be instant. If you have waited an extended period of time, and it still has not replicated, then check your logs on the Exchange server to get more insight on why it is failing.

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WebccAuthor Commented:
Changed the replication to custom, let run for a couple days and same problem.  There were no errors of significance in the Event logs.
WebccAuthor Commented:
Can I rip it out with adsiedit?  Just need to get the clients pointing to the new PF database.  There is no data in the old database that I wish to replicate.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Sorry, for not responding. I have looked at your past comments and yes you can use ADSIEdit to remove the public folders from Exchange. You do this connecting to the Configuration Partition.


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