Exchange 2013 move Public Folders to new Exchange Server
Posted on 2016-08-18
I need to move Public Folders from one Exchange 2013 server to another Exchange 2013 server - without the servers being in contact with each other.
I recently changed from a .local to a .org internal domain. Pretty much everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I could never get the Exchange Servers to communicate. Therefore I had to export all the user mailboxes to pst's & import them in the new server. That method is not possible with Public Folders. I can no longer access the old Exchange Server with Outlook, despite isolating the old domain. Therefore I cannot log on as a user and export the Public Folders from within Outlook. I may still try to fix the Outlook connection problem, which I suspect is SSL certificate related, but my most pressing need is to export/import the Public Folders.
I have tried various methods and have gotten errors with every attempt. What is the best method to move the Public Folders? I'm fairly certain I've tried them all, but want to know what is the best way (assuming the two Exchange Servers will NEVER communicate directly)? I will use that method and work my way through the errors, hopefully with the community's help.