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Exchange Server Cookbook by Devin L. Ganger, Missy Koslosky, Paul Robichaux

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9.10. Working with a Specific Server's Replica List

Problem

You want to manipulate the replica list on an individual server; this manipulation might include:

  • Adding replicas of existing folders to the server

  • Removing existing replicas from the server

  • Querying the server to find out what replicas it currently contains

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

To add or remove replicas, do the following:

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager (Exchange System Manager.msc).

  2. In the left pane, expand the appropriate Administrative Groups container.

  3. Expand the Folders and Public Folders nodes.

  4. Right-click the target folder and select Properties.

  5. Switch to the Replication tab.

  6. Click the Add button; when the Select a Public Store dialog box appears, select the server where you want the new replica to be housed and click OK.

  7. Click OK again.

  8. Wait for the public folder content to replicate by checking the folder contents.

  9. Verify that the folder replica has appeared in the folder list of the target server.

  10. Optionally, if you want to remove the original replica, repeat steps 2-5, select the original replica, and click Delete.

To see which replicas a server contains, do the following:

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager (Exchange System Manager.msc).

  2. In the left pane, expand the appropriate Administrative Groups container.

  3. Expand the server's node, then expand the storage group that contains the public folder store of interest.

  4. Expand the target public folder store.

  5. Select the Public Folder Instances node. The right ...

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