Migrating Public Folders from Exchange Server 2003 to Office 365 RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,

    We are all aware of the restriction on migrating public folders from an Exchange Server 2003 to Office 365.

    This is a small workaround that might help some of you

    1. On the on-premises exchange server select a migrated user and add him as an owner on each public folder to be migrate
    2. Assign the user as an owner on the ROOT directory of the online Public Folders
    3. Using Outlook and a non-migrated user, export the the Public Folder to PST files (user should be an owner as well)
    4. Using outlook and the migrated user, import the PST files to the user's inbox (IMPORTANT not to the online public folder)
    5. Right-Click each folder and copy to the online Public Folder (this might take some time)
    6. Once all folders are copied, delete the folder from the users inbox and remove the access permissions

    Hopefully this could help

    Cheers to everyone

    • Edited by ITTec Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:54 PM
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:51 PM

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  • Hi EGYIT,

    Thanks for your generous sharing : )



    Mavis Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:51 AM