Mail-enabled Public Folders Not showing as Mail-enabled
We have completely migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 (SP1 Rollup 5). Many, but not necessarily all, of ourmail-enabled public folders do not appear to be mail enabled in either the 2007 PF Management Console or the Shell, yet they are mail-enabled in the 2003 System Manager and we can send email to them. If we mail-enablea folder in the EMC, it blows away any previous email addresses and creates a new one.Any reccomendations on how to get 2007 to accurately display the properties of these folders??
February 3rd, 2009 9:43pm

Issue description: Mail-enabled public folders cant show as mail-enabled status in the EMC and EMS after migrated from exchange 2003 to exchange 2007, right? Troubleshooting: 1. Please use Get-PublicFolder to check the output of a migrated problematic public folder, see if the value of MailEnabled is True Get-PublicFolder -Identity "\problematic public folders name" 2. Please find out where migrated problematic public folder objects exist in the AD. By default, mail-enabled public folders should stay in the Microsoft Exchange System Objects container. You can use ADUC or ADSIEditor to verify their current location 3. I assume that link between mail-enabled public folder and its AD object has been broken during the migration. So, I suggest you to create a test mail-enabled public folder, and compare the attributes of its AD objects with the problematic one with ADSIEditor. This will tell us if there are any incorrect values in the attributes of the problematic public folder objects a. Launch the ADSIEditor (Start->run-> ADSIEditor.msc) b. Locate problematic mail-enabled public folder object and the new created one c. Right-click the objects and select Properties. Then, compare their attributes in the Attribute Editor tab Notes: Please select all three checkboxes in the Attribute Editor tab, it will save more time during the comparison
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February 4th, 2009 1:05pm

This issue has been neglected for quite some time. I did do as suggested and when comparing the two folders in ADSIEDIT, there are no significant differences - certainly none that would seem to have an effect on whether a folder would appear as mail-enabled or not. Despite being a pure Eschange 2007 environment, we have had to keep the Exchange 2003 System Manager around as one of our mgmt tools because of this issue.
January 12th, 2010 11:20pm

Are there any other updates on this? I have the same issue and have to keep going back and forth between the '03 and '07 consoles. I am not re-enabling any of our folders for mail but I also do not want to rely on the 2003 console anymore. ADSIedit see's the mail attributes but the '07 console or management shell do not....
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January 25th, 2010 11:30pm

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