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Sytem Public foder and System folders - decommission of Exch 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Team,

    We are planning to decommission Exch 2010 on one of the site.

    Would need your advise on "System Public Folders" and "System folders".

    Do we need to move this to other Exch 2010 servers or can we left out for Exch un-install.?

    Pls advise.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:40 AM

Answers

  • It's not a straightforward subject to describe.  Suffice it to say that many of them are likely leftover from old servers that no longer exist.  If you want to spend the time, you can reconcile all the GUIDs in the names to see if they're still present in your system associated with databases or servers and delete the ones that aren't.  It might be best to just replicate all of them to the new server until a time comes that you upgrade to Exchange 2016 public folders, at which point you'll be able to abandon them in their entirety.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!


    • Edited by Ed CrowleyMVP Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by RockSteps Friday, September 22, 2017 4:10 AM
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:13 PM

All replies

  • In general, yes, you need to move the replicas to a remaining server.  However, it's likely that a good number of those system public folders are obsolete, but that's something you'll have to investigate.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:39 AM
  • I'm sorry. Need you help in knowing how to investigate the system folder and system public folders, Please.
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:16 AM
  • It's not a straightforward subject to describe.  Suffice it to say that many of them are likely leftover from old servers that no longer exist.  If you want to spend the time, you can reconcile all the GUIDs in the names to see if they're still present in your system associated with databases or servers and delete the ones that aren't.  It might be best to just replicate all of them to the new server until a time comes that you upgrade to Exchange 2016 public folders, at which point you'll be able to abandon them in their entirety.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!


    • Edited by Ed CrowleyMVP Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by RockSteps Friday, September 22, 2017 4:10 AM
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:13 PM