In this video I will show you how to create a public folder by using the Public Folder Management Console.
In the previous lesson you’ve seen how to create the public folder database, but in reality, the public folder is empty upon creation. To get started, some initial public folder structures can be created by logging into the Outlook Web Access (OWA) client as an administrator. Once logged in, right-click on the Public Folders structure and select “Create New Folder -> Mail Folder” to create the desired folders within the main public folder.
As an alternative, a new tool called the Public Folder Management Console tool was introduced with SP1 for the managing of public folders. The application can be launched from the Toolbox in the Exchange Management Console by clicking on “Public Folder Management Console.” Creating of new folders from within the Public Folder Management Console is as simple as selecting the desired public folder and clicking on “New Public Folder…” to initiate the wizard. In the same manner, nested folders can also be created as desired.
It’s generally a good idea to give a little thought to a public folder structure as they tend to take on a life of its own. An initial structure that is well-organized and logical will go a long way towards ensuring that any growth will be manageable. I hope you found this video helpful, and that now you are familiar with the Public Folder Management Console.