organizational public forms library exchange 2010

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Ems123

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Good afternoon! Outlook 2003 - Exchange Server 2010




We've migrated Exchange 2003 to a new Exchange 2010 server


We've encountered problems with the 'old' public folders structure, but that's working fine now.




the second (big!) problem is that we're missing an public organizational forms folder where we can install outlook forms. (.oft)


in the public folders are several subfolders that contain old items that were created with custom outlook 2003 forms and vb script. We cannot read them anymore and that's a big problem!


The items are there, but seem to be missing the old .oft form, so everything is greyed out. Can someone please explain how we can fix this?


And is it still possible to use the old .oft forms from Outlook and publish and use them in an Exchange 2010 - Outlook 2003 environment?




Thank you,


Ems
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Organizational forms is a system public folder. If you had one before and

you don't now, then you failed to replicate it to the new public folder

store before decommissioning the Exchange 2003 server. Here are

instructions for creating one in Exchange 2007. I assume that this also

applies to Exchange 2010, but I'll post back if I find out differently.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933358

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

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"Ems123" <Ems123.4a6jba@invalid> wrote in message

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> Good afternoon! Outlook 2003 - Exchange Server 2010

> We've migrated Exchange 2003 to a new Exchange 2010 server
> We've encountered problems with the 'old' public folders structure, but
> that's working fine now.

> the second (big!) problem is that we're missing an public
> organizational forms folder where we can install outlook forms. (.oft)
> in the public folders are several subfolders that contain old items
> that were created with custom outlook 2003 forms and vb script. We
> cannot read them anymore and that's a big problem!
> The items are there, but seem to be missing the old .oft form, so
> everything is greyed out. Can someone please explain how we can fix
> this?
> And is it still possible to use the old .oft forms from Outlook and
> publish and use them in an Exchange 2010 - Outlook 2003 environment?

> Thank you,
> Ems

> > Ems123
> >
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

That KB does appear to apply to Exchange 2010, but it is missing a key

sub-process that is documented here:

http://nilleb.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/exchange-2010-and-organizational-forms-libraries/

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

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"Ed Crowley [MVP]" <curspice@nospam.net> wrote in message

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> Organizational forms is a system public folder. If you had one before and
> you don't now, then you failed to replicate it to the new public folder
> store before decommissioning the Exchange 2003 server. Here are
> instructions for creating one in Exchange 2007. I assume that this also
> applies to Exchange 2010, but I'll post back if I find out differently.
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933358
> > Ed Crowley MVP
> "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
> .

> "Ems123" <Ems123.4a6jba@invalid> wrote in message
> news:Ems123.4a6jba@invalid...
>

>> Good afternoon! Outlook 2003 - Exchange Server 2010
>

>> We've migrated Exchange 2003 to a new Exchange 2010 server
> > We've encountered problems with the 'old' public folders structure, but
> > that's working fine now.
>

>> the second (big!) problem is that we're missing an public
> > organizational forms folder where we can install outlook forms. (.oft)
> > in the public folders are several subfolders that contain old items
> > that were created with custom outlook 2003 forms and vb script. We
> > cannot read them anymore and that's a big problem!
> > The items are there, but seem to be missing the old .oft form, so
> > everything is greyed out. Can someone please explain how we can fix
> > this?
> > And is it still possible to use the old .oft forms from Outlook and
> > publish and use them in an Exchange 2010 - Outlook 2003 environment?
>

>> Thank you,
> > Ems
>

>
>> > > Ems123
> > > >

>
 

Ems123

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Ems123

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That KB does appear to apply to Exchange 2010, but it is missing a key


sub-process that is documented here:


http://nilleb.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/exchange-2010-and-organizational-forms-libraries/


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Ed Crowley MVP


"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


> .




Thank you very much Ed, we'll try this solution. I'll report back to let you know how things worked out.




Thanks again,


have a nice day,


Ems





Goodmorning Ed,




the instructions worked!


we have a public foldernow, the origanizational library for forms is working and we can use our older forms for new posts.


There's one problem remaining, maybe you can help me with this last issue too...;-)


Old posts that we're created with a customized form cannot display the layout. The entered data in the form still exists, I can access the data when I open the post, start the formdesigner, choose - show all fields - and select the name of the old form that was used. I get a table with all fields and all data.


There are about 250 posts. I can only access the data this way. New posts (work fine, form details visible) that are created with the form have a "note" icon, the problem posts have e "message" icon, also strange, maybe somewhere the migration the posts lost their identity....




To me it looks simular to the template management in MSWord. When a document is attached to a template that was renamed or gone from it's original place, all additional functions and custimised forms, buttons etc. are gone. You still can use the document with original Word functions, but all additional programmed functions that were stored in the original template are gone.




Do you have a clue how to restore the old posts? (how tor re-attach them to the form?) If not, do you have an idea how we can extract the data from the 250 old posts? (We can do it manually, but maybe you have a better faster idea?




Thank you very much,


hopefully you can help again.




Ems
 

Ems123

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All is solved!


I found a tool, named docmessageclass (freeware).


DocMessageClass changes the message class of Outlook entries, so later provided forms can be assigned, wich I also did. Took me about four mouseclicks.




Thanks for all,


Ems
 
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