Exchange Server 2013 – Administration – Part 9

** Note this is the second article to from my old series reference Exchange 2013 RTM and not the Preview **

Public Folders have undergone a radical change. Instead of replicating content via the SMTP protocol which Exchange has done for over 10 years now, Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013 are now replicated via DAG replication. How is that done? Are there Public Folder databases that are now highly available like mailboxes? No. Public folders are now mounted within a mailbox. That mailbox can then be replicated via DAG replication if you have a DAG cluster setup.
PublicFolderReplication
By default Exchange 2013 does not have any Public Folders installed:
PF01
How do we create a new Public Folder? First we need a Public Folder Mailbox.
PF02
PF03
PF04
Now that we have a mailbox, lets create the new Public Folder root.
PF05
PF06
Now we have out Public Folder root.
PF07
How do we create the folder structure to go with? Click on ‘Public Folders’ and this will allow you to create your subfolders.
PF08
Add your folders to your hierarchy.
PF09
Remember that you can still create subfolders up subfolders:
PF10
You can also manager folder permissions here as well:
PF11
PF12
PF13


That’s a quick introduction to the management of Public Folders from the new EAC.

TechNet Articles:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj552408.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj657481.aspx

Related PowerShell Commands

Add-PublicFolderClientPermission
Disable-MailPublicFolder
Enable-MailPublicFolder
Get-MailPublicFolder
Get-PublicFolder
Get-PublicFolderClientPermission
Get-PublicFolderDatabase
Get-PublicFolderItemStatistics
Get-PublicFolderMailboxDiagnostics
Get-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
Get-PublicFolderMigrationRequestStatistics
Get-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Get-PublicFolderMoveRequestStatistics
Get-PublicFolderStatistics
New-PublicFolder
New-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
New-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Remove-PublicFolder
Remove-PublicFolderClientPermission
Remove-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Resume-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
Resume-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Set-MailPublicFolder
Set-PublicFolder
Set-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
Set-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Suspend-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
Suspend-PublicFolderMoveRequest
Update-PublicFolderMailbox

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