MoveAllReplicas.ps1 does not move some empty system folders


  • Hi there,

    I am trying to migrate Exchange 2007 to another Exchange 2007 (virtualized) server.

    I am up to removing the mailbox role, however the MoveAllReplicas.ps1 script still leaves about 10 (empty!) system folders behind on the old server, and this will not let me remove the PF database on the old server. These are 3 instances of schema-root, 3 instances of microsoft, some store-events etc. I have waited over a week for this - our PF hierarchy is not large.

    They all have a replica pointing to the new server in the replication list (if I check via the GUI in the PF mgmt console). I note if I remove this replica, then run GetPublicFolderStatistics - server NEWSERVER, these system PF's are NOT listed.

    My questions are:

    1\ Should schema-root, microsoft, StoreEvents have a replica pointing to the new server?

    2\ How do I successfully move these system PF's so I can remove the Public Folder database and then the mailbox role on the old server?


    Friday, September 13, 2013 6:16 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    There is no good reason to move these system folders.

    • Schema-Root and its subfolders were used by Exchange 2003 - Just delete them
    • StoreEvents{GUID} is Server specific, so you can delete those as well.

    Martina Miskovic

    Friday, September 13, 2013 6:54 PM
  • Hi Martina,

    Thanks for this, I have deleted these system PF's.

    If I run Get-PublicFolderStatistics for the old server, there are still two left which I did not mention in my first post. They are prefixed with EX:/ - I believe they are the subfolders under the SCHEDULE+FREEBUSY folder. They are also empty, but I cannot remove the public folder database from the old server while they are still active.

    They do have replicas on the new server. Can these be safely deleted also?


    Friday, September 20, 2013 12:41 AM
  • I still have those last 2 pesky system PF's that won't remove - any suggestions on this?


    Monday, September 23, 2013 10:17 PM