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  • Hi we moved our exchange 2007 to new hardware and all of sudden old hardware completely died.
    we have already moved all mailboxes, PF's and everything we needed.

    1. Now we want to disable public folder replication, can someone tell how to do it from GUI or Shell?
    2. I know we have to now manually clean up AD for old exchange server, is there any tips or best practice for that too?

    Thanks in Advance

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 7:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    I think you can use Suspend-PublicFolderReplication cmdlet

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124599.aspx

     

    To clean out AD of the old Exchange 2007 info, you can delete the server name folder (Configuration -> Services -> Microsoft Exchange -> ExchOrg -> Administrative Groups -> Exchange Administrative Group -> Servers -> Old Server) right click and delete the server object

    BUT this is not the supported way to remove it, you should install a server with the same hostname like the old one had and use the setup /recoverserver switch

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998656%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

     

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 5, 2011 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Suspend-PublicFolderReplication cmdlet for exchange 2007

    http://unifiedpeople.ru/exchhelp.en/html/ce2a7c81-1884-4b4a-8382-8a8b5f0862ff.htm

    As Jonas said, it is not supported if you manually remove the exchange server from AD.

    You need to install the exchange server with the same name and then uninstall it.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Friday, August 5, 2011 7:27 AM
  • On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:13:13 +0000, mburmi wrote:
     
    >Thanks Guys, isn't possible to permanently disable the replication instead of suspending?
     
    Remove the replica from the 2nd database and it won't replicate its
    contents anymore.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Saturday, August 6, 2011 4:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    I think you can use Suspend-PublicFolderReplication cmdlet

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124599.aspx

     

    To clean out AD of the old Exchange 2007 info, you can delete the server name folder (Configuration -> Services -> Microsoft Exchange -> ExchOrg -> Administrative Groups -> Exchange Administrative Group -> Servers -> Old Server) right click and delete the server object

    BUT this is not the supported way to remove it, you should install a server with the same hostname like the old one had and use the setup /recoverserver switch

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998656%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

     

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 5, 2011 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Suspend-PublicFolderReplication cmdlet for exchange 2007

    http://unifiedpeople.ru/exchhelp.en/html/ce2a7c81-1884-4b4a-8382-8a8b5f0862ff.htm

    As Jonas said, it is not supported if you manually remove the exchange server from AD.

    You need to install the exchange server with the same name and then uninstall it.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Friday, August 5, 2011 7:27 AM
  • Thanks Guys, isn't possible to permanently disable the replication instead of suspending?
    Friday, August 5, 2011 12:13 PM
  • On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 12:13:13 +0000, mburmi wrote:
     
    >Thanks Guys, isn't possible to permanently disable the replication instead of suspending?
     
    Remove the replica from the 2nd database and it won't replicate its
    contents anymore.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
    Saturday, August 6, 2011 4:10 AM