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:
- 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.
- 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.