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Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 6:36:21 AM   
Jonesminor

 

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I'm losing the will to live...

Our 5 year old solitary Exchange 2003 server is due to be retired. We've installed a new 2008r2 dc and a vm ware based exchange 2010 server.

Everything appeared to install ok until I tried to migrate the public folders. It appears replication was failing due to 3rd party AV software blocking some smtp replication traffic which has now been disabled. I can see replication traffic being sent from the 203 box and arrive at the 2010 box. The system folders for the OAB and Free Busy folder have appeared on the 2010 box but remain empty.

There are no OABs listed on the 2010 box and if I try to create one, or an address list, I receive the following error in event log..

Task New-OfflineAddressBook writing error when processing record of index 0. Error: Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.TaskException: The parent object for Test could not be found. Please check that \ exists.

I suspect something wasn't properly during the install, possibly due to the replication issue?

Grateful for any advice!

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 7:19:32 AM   
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Re-run prepareAD cmdlet.
Next - give me screenshots of you creating a new OAB - so we know the exact steps OR try this

new-OfflineAddressBook -Name 'NEW OAB' -Server 'Exchange 2010 Server Name' -AddressLists '\****' -PublicFolderDistributionEnabled $true -VirtualDirectories 'Exchange 2010 Server Name\OAB (Default Web Site)**'

**** - check which is your address list name - ideally it would be default address list
** - verify if this OAB Virtual Directory exist in IIS Console.

all the best.
Regards,
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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 8:44:25 AM   
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I opened a cmd prompt as administrator and reran setup.com /preparead
Restrted the exchange services and ran the cmdlet...

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>new-OfflineAddressBook -Name "NEW OAB" -Server VENUS -AddressLists "Default Address List" -PublicFolderDistributionEnabled $true -VirtualDirectories "VENUS\OAB (Default Web Site)"


The parent object for NEW OAB could not be found. Please check that \ exists.
+ CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [New-OfflineAddressBook], TaskException+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : E6E4E7B8,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.NewOfflineAddressBook

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 8:48:51 AM   
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quote:


new-OfflineAddressBook -Name "NEW OAB" -Server VENUS -AddressLists "Default Address List" -PublicFolderDistributionEnabled $true -VirtualDirectories "VENUS\OAB (Default Web Site)"


You probably forgot the \ infront of default address list.

Try again with \ infront of it

new-OfflineAddressBook -Name "NEW OAB" -Server VENUS -AddressLists "\Default Address List" -PublicFolderDistributionEnabled $true -VirtualDirectories "VENUS\OAB (Default Web Site)"

And is your address list as default address list OR default global address list ?

Regards,
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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 9:39:04 AM   
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ok, I've tried

-AddressLists "\Default Address List"
and
-AddressLists "\Default Global Address List"

as we have both listed under Address Lists but both variants give the same error as before.

If I attempt to create an address list, I receive a simialr error.. is it time for a reinstall!?

Thank you for your help.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 10:04:53 AM   
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Are you aware of how to take LDP Dumps ?

Regards,
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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 10:11:59 AM   
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Can you check the membership for the computeraccount of the server?

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 10:29:40 AM   
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Hi,

I'm aware of ldp.exe? I know there are cmdlets that will do similar. Is there something I need to dump out of ldap?

The server is a member of:

Domain Computers
Exchange Install Domain Servers
Exchange Servers
Exchange Trusted Subsytem
Servers

Thank you.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 10:37:21 AM   
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Please take LDP Dump of Address List container + Address List + Default Address List.
If possible, please please run Exchange Best Practice Analyzer tool - health check mode.

Upload if somewhere, so I can have a look.

Thanks,
Exchange_Geek

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 1.Jul.2010 3:26:40 PM   
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Hi,

I've PM's a url. I'll run the Analyser first thing tomorrow

Many thanks.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 2.Jul.2010 9:09:20 AM   
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I've gone through into the ldp dumps - pretty odd, i cannot see anything wrong in it.

Will await your ExBPA Reports.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 2.Jul.2010 10:48:55 AM   
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Just to update, I've corrected acl entries on some of the address lists and address lists are now replicating.

I still cannot create address lists in Exchanmge 2010, although the error message is now more optimistic..

Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:00

New NEW LIST
Failed

Error:
You can't specify the recipient container because legacy servers are detected.


I still cannot create a default offline address book in Exchange 2010

Using a cmdlet, I've migrated all Public Folders back to the Exchange 2003 box, deleted and recreated the public folder store. I've created a new offline address book and set this and the free/busy folders to replicate. The structure has replicated but the
number of items remains at 0.

I ran the BPA (uploaded to url) and received loads of warnings which I have worked through and resolved apart from the incorrect echange signature which I beleive is a known issue.

Thanks.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 2.Jul.2010 11:31:27 AM   
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I have a few questions
1. Do we have multiple global address list?
2. What if you you create a New OAB and just make it Public Folder Based?
3. Any events that you get in the application logs that can help us?

thanks
Bhanu

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 2.Jul.2010 11:52:43 AM   
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Hi,

In answer to your questions..

1, In Exchange 2003, we have 4 address lists under Global Address Lists. 3 custom lists and the Default Global Address Lists. These all also appear in Exchange 2010 with the container showing as \

2, If I create a new OAB in Exchange 2010 using only public folder distribution, there's an error..

The parent object for test could not be found. Please check that \ exists.

3, Using Exchange 2003 System Manager, if I leave the hosting server for the Default OAB as the 2003 box, BPA 2010 complains it can't find the server hosting the public folder. If I change it to the 2010 box, the following appears in the event viewer..

(PID 5212, Thread 67) Task Get-PublicFolderStatistics writing error when processing record of index 0. Error: System.InvalidOperationException: Couldn't find public folder "\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK\/o=xxxx/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Default Offline Address List\OAB Version 2" on server "xxxx".

Thanks.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 2.Jul.2010 3:46:20 PM   
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1. where there any changes on permission on the default Global address list or the Default OAB in the Exchange 2003 at any point of time?
2. are you able to create a new oofline address list in the Exchange server 2003?

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 3.Jul.2010 7:42:49 AM   
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I think permissions were changed in Exchange 2003 although I am struggling to figure out to what extent. I noticed some custom deny permissions to a security group and to the authenticated users group which I have tried to correct.

I can create and have tried creating a new Offline Address Book in Exchange 2003 and setting it as the default to no avail.

Thanks.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 5.Jul.2010 9:23:14 AM   
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We need to basically check for the permission on the Default Global Addtess List, Default Offline address List and the adddress lists using the ADSIEDIT.msc.
Do you have a lab env. to compare the permissions or can you setup one to check the permissions.???

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 6.Jul.2010 3:25:08 AM   
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Hi,

I'm in the process of creating a vm ware based forest and domain and will do as you suggest.

Many thanks.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 6.Jul.2010 5:17:03 AM   
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Almost there...

I've found Deny permission entries for the Exchange Server security group on the All Address List container and the Default GAL container which are absent in the test environment. Tentatively deleted them and restarted both Exchange servers.

I can now create Address Lists and OAB and everything appears to be replicating between the Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 servers.

I've created a new default OAB with web and public folder distribution and assigned it as the OAB on the old and new mailbox stores.

I'm still puzzled as to why Outlook 2003 clients are still receiving the 0X8004010F sync error and there's as an error message when trying to access the address book in OWA but still, progress....

Thanks for all the help.

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RE: Migration from 2003 to 2010 not working - 6.Jul.2010 7:00:04 AM   
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Just to add..

The lack of the address book in OWA was caused by an incorrectly referenced 'All Rooms' address list.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/6ab5d447-7c20-465c-bb19-c33bdf409179

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