Does Exchange Migrator migrate Calendar appointments and the Schedule + Free/Busy status? (NETIQKB886)

  • 7700886
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 16-Aug-2007


Exchange Migrator 1.x

Exchange Migrator 2.x

The free/busy data is stored in two places:

  • Within the user's mailbox.
  • In the "Schedule + Free/Busy" public folder.

Exchange Migrator (EM) will migrate free/busy information within the mailbox, however, it does not migrate the Schedule + Free/Busy public folder.  EM currently migrates the free/busy time in the mailbox for each migrated user.  After migration you will be able to view your own free/busy time, however, the ability to view the free/busy time of others is stored in the Schedule + Free/Busy public folder, which currently is not migrated directly by EM.

As each user logs into the new Exchange environment, Outlook will synchronize the free/busy time in the mailbox with the free/busy time in the public folder. This means that over time, as people log in, you will begin to see the free/busy time for other users.

Added support for migrating the Schedule + Free/Busy public folder is being considered for a future release of EM.

Calendar appointments and meetings will be migrated; however, EM will not migrate or synchronize free/busy status for other people to see. If a migrated user's free/busy information does not become available, it may be necessary to run Outlook.exe with the /CleanFreeBusy switch for that mailbox.

For more information on how to use the command line switch with Outlook.exe please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

  •  Q182112: OL98: Additional Command-Line Switches

For additional information on the migration of user's free/busy information, see the following NetIQ Knowledge Base article:

  • NETIQKB1660: After migrating mailbox Outlook Reminders and Free/Busy information, they do not work correctly.

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