Migration: Exchange Public folders and its future

Public Folders are used in earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange Server to store free/busy data and files. From Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, free/busy data is no longer stored in public folders. It’s recommend that you do not store files in public folders in Exchange 2007. Instead, consider using Microsoft Office SharePoint, or Windows SharePoint Services….


Exchange Server Utility : PFDAVAdmin update is released

I use PFDAVAdmin  utility [Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool]  to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. An updated version of the PFDAVAdmin tool has been released to the web on 04/06/2010 (the prior version on the Download Center was from April of 2007) @ Microsoft…


Tutorial : Free/Busy data - Series # 1

Publishing Free/Busy data: Free/busy data is published information that contains a user’s personal availability data based on the user’s schedule. Microsoft Exchange Server uses the information extensively when users schedule meetings. Exchange Server 2003 stores free/busy information in a dedicated public folder that is named SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY. This folder contains a separate subfolder for…

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Exchange Server 2003 & Public folders

Some organizations use public folders heavily, while others do not. The degree to which public folders are used in your organization may have a large effect on how you plan for migration and coexistence of public folders and the data stored therein. Factors to consider include: • The total number of public folders and the…


Public folder support for Exchange Server 2007 till 2016 ?

I went through the following Technet article which talks about one such a interesting question of my favortie “What is happening with public folders ?” Please find the excerpts “…Exchange 2007 de-emphasizes public folders. Public folders may not be included in future releases, but support for public folders will be maintained through at least 2016….


Rules series # 1 : There is not enough space on the Microsoft Exchange Server to store all of your rules

When you use rules in Outlook, you may receive the following error message: There is not enough space on the Microsoft Exchange Server to store all of your rules. The rules that failed to upload have been deactivated. To work around this issue: • Create distribution lists (DLs) to group recipients in rules, instead of…


Cached Exchange Mode

Cached Exchange Mode is a new feature in Outlook 2003. When you turn on Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook 2003, and when the connection from your computer that is running Outlook 2003 to the Exchange Server 2003 computer is not available, Outlook switches to the Trying to connect state or to the Disconnected state. If…


Part # 4 - Configure Public folder permissions

Configure Public folder permissions Please find the lists of management tasks that you can perform to configure and maintain public folder permissions: How to Add Permissions for Client Users to Access Public Folder Content You can use the Add-PublicFolderClientPermission cmdlet or the AddUsersToPFRecursive.ps1 user management script to specify the permissions for the client user. You…

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Part # 3 - Managing mail-enabled Public Folders

Managing mail-enabled Public Folders  Please find the following topics provide instructions for the management tasks that you can perform for mail-enabled public folders. How to Mail-Enable Public Folders How to Mail-Disable Public Folders How to View or Configure the Settings of Mail-Enabled Public Folders

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Part # 2 - Managing Public Folders

Exchange Server 2007 – Managing Public Folders  Please find the following Technet articles which can be useful to manage the public folders. Managing Public Folder Databases Managing Public Folder Replication Managing Public Folder Referrals How to Create Public Folders How to Remove Public Folders How to View or Configure the Settings of Public Folders How to Update…

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Monitoring Event Sink # 10 - How to Register Store Event Sink

Registering Store Event Sink – Three Sample attached Example 1: The above command example is to register a specific mailbox. To register event sinks to a specific store with the regevent.vbs script, here is an example:cscript regevent.vbs add OnSyncSave test.sink “file://./backofficestorage/contoso.com/MBX/SystemMailbox{9ADEA9EA-3924-401F-9C70-0 3B6B7378C9D}/StoreEvents/GlobalEvents/testsink” -m deepIn the above command, the event sink is actually registered to the system mailbox…

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Monitoring Event Sink # 8 - Register a store event sink using Regevent.vbs on Exchange

Step-by-step guide on how to register store event sinks Per KB, Before you use regevent.vbs to register the event sink VB script, you need to register a new COM+ application on the Exchange server to properly execute script-based store events. Please follow the steps below: 1. To start the Component Services console, click Start, select…

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Part # 1 - Guide to Public Folders in Exchange Server 2007

Guide to Public Folders in Exchange Server 2007 Please find the following articles, which guides us “how-to” deal with Public folders in Exchange Server 2007. Connect to Server                    :   How to Connect to a Server by Using the Public Folder Management Console Update Hierarchy                     :   How to Update a Public Folder Hierarchy New…

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Exchange Store - Experiences (FAQ) - Part 3

One of my customer asked this question, “what is the Difference between Mailbox store & Public folder store objects in Active Directory & Exchange System Manager ?”.  Yep, not only him, many of us want to know the same? @ Active Directory Sites and Services, mailbox store and public folder store objects are represented by leaf nodes…

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Top support issues for Exchange Server Information Stores

I found this wonderful article, which discusses the top support issues for the Microsoft Exchange 2000 & 2003 Server information stores. This article lists references to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that describe the issues that may occur when you use the Microsoft Exchange information stores. Additionally, this article lists references to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss…

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