Public Folders move from EX2007 to EX2010

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Hi what would be the best process to move our public folders from EX2007 to our new Ex2010sp1 server?yoyoma

Tom Vanopoulos

You can create the Public Folder database and replicas on the Exchange 2010 server. Then replicate Public Folders over from 2007 to 2010. Replication might take a while to fully replicate all the information to the 2010 server.MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007/2010 | MCITP: Server Administrator | MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring | MCP | MCDST


To give a little more info. Once you create the PF database on 2010, the heirarchy will automatically replicate. You should be able to open the PF console from the toolbox on 2010 and see the PF folder structure. Once this is done, you can add the 2010 server as a replica to all folders by running this script:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts>

.\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\" -ServerToAdd "exchange2010"

You can check the replica list by running: Get-PublicFolder -Recurse | Format-List Name,Replicas

Once everything is replicated and you are ready to remove the PF replicas from 2007, you can run:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts>

.\MoveAllReplicas.ps1 -Server "Exchange2007" -NewServer "Exchange2010"
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