Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 migration

JamesNT used Ask the Experts™
We are migrating from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016.  Everything has gone great thus far.  The last thing to move before we uninstall Exchange 2010 is public folders.  We would like to convert them to room mailboxes.  The public folders have only calendars in them for scheduling the conference rooms they represent.  There are only six public folders.  

What would be the easiest way to move the six public folders in Exchange 2010 to room mailboxes in Exchange 2016?  Remember, the public folders have only calendars in them.

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Take out PST of public folders using the administrator mailbox in outlook.

Created new room mailboxes in O365 and dump the PST as per room mailbox folders which you took PST from.
Saif ShaikhServer engineer

So take out 6 public folders in PST or you can export different PST as per folder names for room mailboxes and then create room mailboxes in 2016 and import PST using outlook in the room or you can use exchange management shell as well.

Just use Outlook drag-and-drop.  Attach the PST in outlook. Open the PST calendar in list view so you can see all the items and drag them all into the mailbox calendar.
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017

Why you want to convert them into room mailbox. You should migrate them to public folder mailboxes. Room mailbox is totally different from PF mailboxes.



We want to get away from public folders.  Note that we need only the calendar and the calendar in the public folders do represent conference rooms.  Therefore, room mailboxes will suite our needs appropriately.

Thank you all for your assistance.


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