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  • Cross forest public folder migration - Outlook 2010

    Hi

    I am in the middle of a double-cross-forest Exchange migration, and am really struggling with the Public Folders.

    I ran across a glimmer of hope in a blog post by Simon Butler, which talks about using rules in Outlook 2010 to get the Public Folders from one org to another.

    His blog is at blog.sembee.co.uk but I can't link to it.
    (edit: upon further reading, Simon is the moderator for this forum)

    Unfortunately after a couple of days I have been unable to figure out how to do this, and it is not elaborated on within the post.



    If I could get this going it would truly be an awesome boost to this project which is currently dragging far behind schedule, kicking and screaming at every turn.


    Does anyone know how what Simon has posted is done?

    He mentions:

    ...
    I took advantage of the new feature of Outlook 2010 that allows it to connect to two different Exchange organisations at the same time.

    This allowed me to create a rule to move the content between the two public folders. Once the rule was set, I left it to get on with it. The speed wasn't great, but compared to moving it manually, it was a considerable time saver
    ...
    Furthermore, by using multiple machines, I could move lots of large public folders at once. Once the process was completed, the rule was discarded.

    Thanks for your time.
    Last edited by David!; 18th March 2011, 07:17.

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    Re: Cross forest public folder migration - Outlook 2010

    Seems like he is taking about normal outlook rules.

    have you tried copying/moving publicfolder data into a local pst file and then uploading it into new PF (just a random thought)
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    • #3
      Re: Cross forest public folder migration - Outlook 2010

      It is just a regular rule. It is a client side rule because you are crossing the Exchange orgs.

      Nothing special, you just need to have both Exchange servers in the same Outlook profile.

      Simon.
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      • #4
        Re: Cross forest public folder migration - Outlook 2010

        Thanks for the replies. I understand it's just a client side rule on the Outlook client, but I fail to see a way to make a rule which achieves this. I've looked and looked and cannot find a way to make a rule which copies or moves items from one public folder to another.

        I guess I'll do it the old way, then mail enable the destination public folders and set up forwarding in folder assistant on the old public folders... so during the migration period people on both forests will have their faxes etc.

        Only way I can think of getting it done.

        It is very frustrating that the interorg repl tool requires an exchange 2003 box.

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        • #5
          Re: Cross forest public folder migration - Outlook 2010

          Create a rule for the folder that moves the content based on something that is the same on all emails in the folder.

          When I was moving the content it was easy as the folders had email sent to the same address. So I built the rule to move all messages with the relevant email address in the headers. It moved about 95% of the messages that way, then I drag and dropped the rest.

          There is no simple rule to move from A to B, you need to find some value as the trigger.

          Simon.
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          Simon Butler
          Exchange MVP

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          More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
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