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Remove Public Folder from 2003 after migrating to 2010 RRS feed

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  • Hello all

    Clients: Windows 7/XP and Outlook 2003

    We have setup replication of Public Folders between our Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 servers.

    2 part question 1. Now we want to get rid of Public Folders on Exchange 2003 so it's only on 2010, should I use the option to Move all replica on the Exchange 2003 server? or should I remove the Exchange 2003 server in the replication tab then dismount the store?

    2. Users haven't been fully migrated to Exchange 2010 yet. So will the users continue to use Public Folders once we have completed migrated the Public Folder over to 2010? Even though so users are still on the old Exchange 2003 (awaiting to be migrated) and using Outlook 2003 (awaitng to be upgraded)?

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:21 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:21:58 +0000, JackRyan12 wrote:
     
    >Clients: Windows 7/XP and Outlook 2003
    >
    >We have setup replication of Public Folders between our Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 servers.
    >
    >2 part question 1. Now we want to get rid of Public Folders on Exchange 2003 so it's only on 2010, should I use the option to Move all replica on the Exchange 2003 server? or should I remove the Exchange 2003 server in the replication tab then dismount the store?
     
    They both accomplish the same thing. How you go about removing the
    replicas from Exchange 2003 doesn't matter. There are, however,
    folders that shouldn't be replicated to anywhere but their own server.
     
    Pay attention to any mail-enabled folders, too. I'm not sure if moving
    them to another server will recreate the AD objects that are needed
    for them to continue receiving mail. Those AD objects are in the MESO
    container.
     
    Don't just dismount the database. That will just casue PF replication
    messages to accumulate in the server queues. When you finish removing
    the replicas you'll want to remove the public folder store from
    Exchange 2003 after you modify each of the Exchange 2003 mailbox
    stores to use the 2010 server's public folder database. You may have
    to manually modify the site folder server value after you remove the
    2003 PF store (you don't always have to do this but I've had to do it
    several times over the years).
     
    >2. Users haven't been fully migrated to Exchange 2010 yet. So will the users continue to use Public Folders once we have completed migrated the Public Folder over to 2010?
     
    If they aren't going to continue using them why would you worry about
    replicating the folders to 2010? I don't think I understand this part
    of your question.
     
    >Even though so users are still on the old Exchange 2003 (awaiting to be migrated) and using Outlook 2003 (awaitng to be upgraded)?
     
    Until you've removed all the replicas from the 2003 database
    (including the necessary site folders) your clients may continue to
    use the 2003 public folder store.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:54 AM