Remove public folder using ADSIEdit

In some cases you are forced to hard-remove public folders from Exchange. You can use ADSI Edit to delete these folders.   Exchange 2010   Open ADSI-Edit and got to configuration   Navigate to this path:   CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL CN=Services CN=Microsoft Exchange CN=EXCHANGE_ORG CN=Administrative Groups CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) CN=Databases CN=PUBLIC_FOLDER_DATABASE   Now you can delete…


You cannot view a list of public folders in an Exchange organization Using Exchange management Console/public folder management console:

Symptoms: When you try to expand public folder management console you get an error as given below:   No existing ‘PublicFolder’ matches the following Identity. ‘\’.  Make sure that you specified the correct ‘PublicFolder’ Identity and that you have the necessary permissions to view ‘PublicFolder’ Cause: This issue can occur if the admin account is…


eDiscovery export to pst failing

  I was recently working with one of my customer and he had issues while performing discovery search. He was typically getting a 404 error while performing search. Customer was trying to perform a query and export data to a .pst.   Error as given below: Digging more into it and found customer was using…


Exchange 2010: Connect-Mailbox in a Bulk

I was working with one of my customer last week. He had a strange issue where all mailboxes for DB01 was in disconnected state. While verifying HomeMDB for these disconnected mailbox found it was missing along with few other Exchange attributes. Almost 1800+ users were impacted. Also realized 70+ AD accounts were in disabled state….


Moving the Public Folder Hierarchy During an Exchange 2007 and 2010 Migration

Before removing the last legacy Exchange server from the organization during an Exchange Server 2007 or 2010 transition you should move the Public Folder hierarchy from the Exchange 2003 Administrative Group to the Exchange 2007 or 2010 Administrative Group.     Right-click the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) and choose New -> Public Folders Container.     Now simply drag the Public…


Unable to send to mail enabled public folder after migrating to Exchange 2010

Unbale to send mails to mail enable Public folder after migrating from legacy exchange server to Exchange 2010. Most of the time we disable these mail enabled PF and delete the object in ADUC and re-enable them. In case of thousands of PF it’s really hard to perform these steps for each and every mail…


Public Folders Missing from Exch 2007/2010 after Removing Exch 2003 Server

When the EMC (exchange management console) is launched, it returns the following error: ——————————————————– Microsoft Exchange Warning ——————————————————– The following warning(s) were reported while loading topology information: get-PublicFolderDatabase Completed Warning: Object EX01\First Storage Group\Public Folder Database has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state. The following validation errors have occurred: Warning: PublicFolderHierarchy is…


Good to Know: Missing Windows Installer Cache files

The Windows Installer Cache, located in c:\windows\installer folder, is used to store important files for applications installed using the Windows Installer technology and should not be deleted. Same statement applicable for Exchange server and other hosted application. If the installer cache has been compromised, you may not immediately see problems until you perform an action such as uninstall,…


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