MSExchangeGuru.com

Learn Exchange the Guru way !!!

 

Exchange 2013 Public Folders – A step toward high availability & moving to Sharepoint

Public Folder which has always been hard to troubleshoot or you have problems in adding the replica or one of the subfolder you missed to replicate and other country office reporting the issue or checking event log for public folder hierarchy change or replication events. It has always been a pain area for system administrators.

Since the birth of Share Point, moving Public folders to share point has always been an available option but extra windows and sharepoint licensing cost did not allow all the organizations to choose this option.

After Exchange 2013 we can say bye to public folder database, so what has happened to the Public Folders. Let us have a deep drive into Public Folder Database changes here which might relax system administrator.

Exchange 2013 brings the following changes to Public Folders:

  1. Exchange 2013 does not have a public Folder database
  2. Exchange 2013 does not have any Public Folder replication
  3. Exchange 2013 still provide same Public Folders to the outlook users.
  4. Public Folder database has become a Public Folder mailbox.
  5. 1st Public Folder mailbox will be the root Public folder.
  6. 1st Public Folder mailbox will be writeable hierarchy mailbox and other will be read-only.
  7. Hierarchy sync is in the same way as 2010.
  8. Public Folder mailbox also replicates with the DAG replication
  9. We can have multiple small size Public Folder mailboxes.
  10. No Client update required. Outlook uses to keep in sync with Exchange, clients requests an update whenever required.
  11. Similar administrative feature to 2010
  12. Available in both deployments On-Premises and Office 365.
  13. We can have multiple Public Folder mailboxes per database.
  14. Multiple folders possible per Public Folder mailbox
  15. Public Folder mailbox will accept mailbox management cmdlets.
  16. Exchange 2007 and 2010 users can’t access Exchange 2013 Public Folders so migrate all mailboxes then Public folders.

 

Conclusion: Public Folder Database has been replaced by Public Folder Mailbox which will replication with DAG.

 

You can check the below blogs for Exchange 2013 migration

Exchange 2013 mailbox migration – http://msexchangeguru.com/2013/05/10/exchange2013-migration/

Exchange 2013 Public Folders Migration – http://msexchangeguru.com/2013/04/18/exchange2013-public-folders/

 

Prabhat Nigam | MVP | Exchange Server

team@msexchangeguru

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Exchange 2013 Public Folders – A step toward high availability & moving to Sharepoint”

  1. NeWay Technologies – Weekly Newsletter #45 – May 30, 2013 | NeWay Says:

    […] Exchange 2013 Public Folders – A step toward high availability & moving to Sharepoint – […]

  2. NeWay Technologies – Weekly Newsletter #45 – May 31, 2013 | NeWay Says:

    […] Exchange 2013 Public Folders – A step toward high availability & moving to Sharepoint – […]

  3. TechNet Blogs Says:

    […] Exchange 2013 Public Folders – A step toward high availability & moving to Sharepoint […]

  4. kuldeep Dashora Says:

    Problem creat with 2k10 users if org go with 2kthirteen .Conclusion: Public Folder Database has been replaced by Public Folder Mailbox which will replication with DAG..

  5. Prabhat Nigam Says:

    @Kuldeep – You need to migration all 2010 mailboxes to 2013 before going for Exchange 2013 PF.

  6. Blair Says:

    This is the perfect web site for anyone who really wants to understand
    this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not
    that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely
    put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been discussed
    for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  7. carlton flintoff Says:

    Thanks for sharing this informative blog post.
    In my case to migrate public folder contents to SharePoint, I tried Lepide Content Migration to SharePoint (http://www.lepide.com/lepidemigratordocuments/ ) and it worked awesome.
    However, I would like to go through this another resource if it can be helpful in future.

  8. Exchange 2016: New Features in compare to Exchange 2010 « MSExchangeGuru.com Says:

    […] out my Public Folders Then Public Folders Migration blog. There is a PF migration video on YouTube channel as […]

Leave a Reply

ad

Categories

Archives