Thursday, December 6, 2012

Create a Public Folder Database


Public folders are designed for shared access and provide an easy and effective way to collect, organize, and share information with other people in your workgroup or organization. A public folder database is a database that stores public folders, indexes their contents, and assists in the replication of the folders with other servers. A public folder database is stored as an Exchange database (.edb) file.


Use the EMC to create a public folder database

1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.

















2. In the action pane, click New Public Folder Database.


















3. On the Introduction page, complete the following fields:

· Public folder database name Use this box to type the name of the new public folder database.
· Server name This box lets you specify where to create the public folder database. To specify a location click Browse to open the Select Mailbox Server dialog box. Use this dialog box to select the server where you want to create the public folder database, and then click OK.


























4. On the Set Paths page, complete the following fields:

· Database file path This box is automatically populated with the default path to the database file. To specify a different location or file name, type the location in the box.
· Log folder path This box is automatically populated with the default path to the database log files. To specify a different location, type the location in the box.
· Mount this database Select this check box to mount the database immediately after it is created.























5. On the New Public Folder Database page, review your configuration settings. Click New to create the public folder database. Click Back to make changes.






















6. On the Completion page, review the following, and then click Finish to close the wizard:

· A status of Completed indicates that the wizard completed the task successfully.
· A status of Failed indicates that the task wasn't completed. If the task fails, review the summary for an explanation, and then click Back to make any configuration changes.

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