Cannot replicate public folder to Exchange Server 2013

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition


Consider the following scenario:
  • You migrate public folders from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. 
  • You remove Exchange Server 2003 from the organization.
  • You install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in the organization.          
In this scenario, when you try to replicate public folders from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013, you receive the following error message:
MapiExceptionNoReplicaAvailable: Unable to get Replica list for the folder. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1129) 


This issue occurs because there are some legacy system folders in the public folder database. 


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Public Folder Management Console. 
  2. Expand and then click System Public Folders so that it is highlighted and populates the Result pane. 
  3. Right-click schema-root and then select Remove.
  4. Right-click all "OWAscratchpad" entries and then select Remove.
  5. Migrate public folders to Exchange Server 2013. For more information about how to do this, refer to the following Microsoft TechNet article: