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Public Folder in exchange server 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are using an legacy application developed in Classic ASP. In this application we are rendering the message items in the public folder on the exchange server 2003.

    Now we are going to migrate our exchange server 2003  to exchange server 2013.

    Do exchange server 2013 have public folder? Is this migration have impact on the public folders usage.

    Please let me know for any clarifications.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:00 AM

All replies

  • There will be no co-existence support for Exchange Server 2003. In your scenario, you will have to migrate twice, once from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 or 2010, then again to Exchange 2013 or another option you have to proceed that by using any third-party migration tool to accomplish this task in one go. When you preparing to migrate mailbox, you can have a look at exchange server deployment assistant to see the current recommended steps for your configuration. A good resource for swing migration direct from exchange 2003 to 2013 can be explored at here.

    In the same way, You cannot migrate public folders directly from Exchange 2003. You will have to move all public folder databases and replicas to Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10 or later. No public folder replicas can remain on Exchange 2003. 

    I would like to refer on couple of links mentioned below. It will help you better to clarify the scenario further :

    Understanding the public folder architecture

    Public folder migration


    Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:17 AM