From the mailbag this morning….
“Can you assist or point me in the right direction please.
I am following the MS guide v3 and have got an error with “Move Exchange Server Public Folders” section. pg40
When i right click on the public folder store and then click move all replicas I get an error as follows
An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
ID no: c0072746
Exchange System Manager
I have ignored and carried on in the meantime and am currently at page 49 Migrate internal website.
I cannot find any resolutions for this error on the web.
I have tried using ADSI Edit and removed msExchSecureBindings using port 443 from the source server & checked destination but it was not set there.
Can you help? IS this a show stopper or can i ignore. we do not use the public folders here”
First off the ADSIedit should work… I’d start by retracing the steps to make sure that the 443 truly is removed
A good blog post that recaps the issues is here: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/06/21/sbs-migrations-troubleshooting-moving-public-folder-replicas.aspx
PROBLEM: Public Folder Migration
Go to Start – Programs – Support Tools – Tools and launch ADSI Edit.
>> In the left side pane expand the Configuration container.
>> Next expand CN=Configuration
>> Then CN=Services
>> CN=Microsoft Exchange
>> CN=” “your organization name here>
>> CN=Administrative Groups
>> CN=First Administrative Group
>> Right Click on CN=Exadmin and choose Properties.
>> In the Properties dialog box observed that msExchSecureBindings was set to 443
>> Removed the entry 443 from msExchSecureBindings
>> Close out of ADSI Edit,
>> Restarted IISadmin service.
That should fix the issue, if it doesn’t we have additional options…..
We can workaround the issue by doing the following:
Move Content Replica back to SBS 2003
Verify Item count and size in outlook
Export to PST from outlook
Move Replica back to SBS 2008
Import PST from outlook (Do not import dupe)
Mount Blank PF database/Or delete PF Database from ADSIEDIT Manually.
Using Outlook and exporting out to PST is actually a step that many do as a safety net anyway…
The common issues that trigger public folder replication issues during migration are
Smarthost on SMTP Virtual Server
Outbound Security on SMTP Virtual Server
Outbound Port on SMTP Virtual Server
Blocked Senders list
Authentication on SMTP Virtual Server
More resources include:
842273 How to troubleshoot public folder replication problems in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003
Understanding Public Folder Replication
Three Part Troubleshooting Series
If you don’t use public folders though you can just plow on after this step and go on and ignore the error. It’s only when you really DO use public folders that you are sweating bullets when this step doesn’t work.
So plow forth my friend and let me know how the migration goes.
(Special thanks to Damian and Wayne and Jim who all contributed to this post with some very timely information to enable me to make a more complete answer for everyone)