Create New Top-Level Public Folders in Exchange 2000/2003
How can I create new Top-Level Public Folders in Exchange 2000/2003?
Public folders can be administered and created using the 32-bit Exchange clients such as Exchange and Outlook, but also by using other tools such as Windows Explorer etc.
To create a Top-Level Public Folder via Outlook perform the following:
Read the Best Personal and Business Tech without Ads
Staying updated on what is happening in the technology sector is important to your career and your personal life but ads can make reading news, distracting. With Thurrott Premium, you can enjoy the best coverage in tech without the annoying ads.
- Start the Outlook client
- Expand “Public Folders” and double click on “All Public Folders”
- From the File menu select New – Folder
Note: In Outlook 2003 the same process looks like this:
- In the dialog enter a name and click OK
Note: In Outlook 2003 the process looks like this:
- To create other non-top-level folders just select the folder that you wish to be the parent and select New – Folder from the File menu. You will then be able to name the sub-folder as with above.
- You can also drag any folder from your own Mailbox or from another top-level PF to the PF list.
To create a new Public Folder from within Windows Explorer do the following:
- On your Exchange server open Windows Explorer and go to your M:\ drive.
- Drill down to the Public Folder store.
- Right click it and choose New.
- Give it any name you want.
Note: To perform some client-side security settings you‘ll have to return to Outlook and change the settings from there.
Exchange 2003 note: Exchange Server 2003 does not expose drive M: by default. In order to access Alternate PF Trees via EXIFS in Exchange Server 2003 you‘ll need to re-create drive M: and only then follow the tip found on this page.
In order to re-create drive M: on Exchange Server 2003 follow instructions on the Restore the M Drive Mapping in Exchange 2003 page. This will re-create drive M: for you.