Exchange public folder replication tutorial

For scalability, efficiency and fault tolerance, it is usually advantageous to have copies of Exchange public folders on more than one server. Having copies, or replicas, of Exchange public folders on servers dispersed throughout an organization prevents WAN link traffic congestion and shares the performance burden of public folder hosting across multiple Exchange Server boxes.

Exchange public folder replication is the process of keeping the configuration and content of those Exchange public folder copies up-to-date and synchronized with each other.

In this five-part tutorial, Exchange MVP Brien Posey offers an overview of the Exchange public folder replication process and explains the methodology behind it. He then walks through how to decide what content you should replicate, and describes step-by-step how to create and configure Exchange public folder replicas in Exchange System Manager.

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 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: An overview of the Exchange public folder replication process
 Part 2: The Exchange public folder replication methodology explained
 Part 3: What content should you replicate in Exchange public folders?
 Part 4: How to create Exchange public folder replicas
 Part 5: Related resources on Exchange public folder management

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.

This was first published in April 2007

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