Connect to Public Folder Server
Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2
The Public Folder Management Console allows you to manage public folders on one server at a time. Use the Connect to Server dialog box to connect the Public Folder Management Console to a Mailbox server on which a public folder database resides.
Connect to a public folder server
You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Public folders" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.
In the EMC console tree, click Toolbox.
In the result pane, click Public Folder Management Console.
In the action pane, click Open Tool. The Public Folder Management Console appears.
In console tree of the Public Folder Management Console, click the top-level node.
In the action pane, click Connect to Server.
In Connect to server, click Browse to view a list of the available Mailbox servers that contain a public folder database.
In Select Public Folder Servers, select a Mailbox server. To search for a Mailbox server to which to connect, perform one of the following steps:
In the Search box, type the exact name of the server (or the first few letters of the name), click Find Now, and then select a server from the result pane.
From the View menu, click Show Filter. In the Name, Site, or Role boxes, type the filter criteria, and then select a server from the result pane.
Click OK to close Select Public Folder Servers.
(Optional) After you select a server, in the Connect to Server dialog box, you can select the Set as Default Server check box to set the server you selected as the default Exchange server for managing public folders. By default, this is the server to which the Public Folder Management Console connects each time you open the console.
This setting is saved for the user on the computer that is running the Public Folder Management Console. If you open the Public Folder Management Console from another computer or by using a different user account, the default server may be different.
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