Quick Reference for Managing Public Folders in Exchange 2010

Below are the few commands which will be Helpful and can be a quick reference for managing the public folders through Exchange Management Shell

Public helpFollowing command will provide all the parameters for New-Publicfolder Cmdlet which is use to create new public folder.

Get-help New-Publicfolder

You can use the New-PublicFolder cmdlet to create a new public folder with the specified name

New-PublicFolder -Name [-Path ] [-Server ]
EXAMPLE
New-PublicFolder -Name Marketing
New-PublicFolder -Name Marketing -Path Legal\Cases -Server Server2

Use the Get-PublicFolder cmdlet to retrieve the attributes of a public folder or a set of public folders

Get-PublicFolder [-Identity ] [-Server ]
Get-PublicFolder [-Identity ] -GetChildren [-ResultSize ] [-Server ]
Get-PublicFolder [-Identity ] -Recurse [-ResultSize ] [-Server ]

EXAMPLE
Get-PublicFolder
Get-PublicFolder -Identity \NON_IPM_SUBTREE -Recurse | Format-List Name
Get-PublicFolder -Identity
Get-PublicFolder -Identity “\Legal\Documents\Pending Litigation”
Get-PublicFolder -Identity “\Legal\Documents\Pending Litigation” -Recurse
Get-PublicFolder -Identity “\Legal\Documents\Pending Litigation” -Recurse -ResultSize Unlimited
Get-publicfolder “\” -recurse -server

• The first example uses the Get-PublicFolder command without parameters to return the root public folder object (IPM_SUBTREE).
• The second example returns the names of all the system folders (which are not shown by default), starting at the system folder root (\NON_IPM_SUBTREE).
• The third example returns the public folder with the specified long-term entry identifier.
• The fourth example returns the Pending Litigation public folder from \Legal\Documents\.
• The fifth example returns the Pending Litigation public folder from \Legal\Documents\ and up to 9,999 public folders under the Pending Litigation public folder.
• The sixth example returns the Pending Litigation public folder from \Legal\Documents\ and all the public folders under it, without a limit on the number returned.
• The seventh example returns the hierarchy of all IPM_SUBTREE folders on the server SERVER1

Use the Set-PublicFolder cmdlet to set the attributes of public folders
USAGE
Set-PublicFolder -Identity [-AgeLimit ] [-HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled ] [-MaxItemSize ] [-Name ] [-PerUserReadStateEnabled ] [-PostStorageQuota ] [-Replicas ] [-ReplicationSchedule ] [-RetainDeletedItemsFor ] [-Server ] [-StorageQuota ] [-UseDatabaseAgeDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule ] [-UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults ]

Set-PublicFolder -Identity [-AgeLimit ] [-HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled ] [-LocalReplicaAgeLimit ] [-MaxItemSize ] [-Name ] [-PerUserReadStateEnabled ] [-PostStorageQuota ] [-Replicas ] [-ReplicationSchedule ] [-RetainDeletedItemsFor ] [-Server ] [-StorageQuota ] [-UseDatabaseAgeDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule ] [-UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults ]

Set-PublicFolder [-AgeLimit ] [-HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled ] [-Instance ] [-MaxItemSize ] [-Name ] [-PerUserReadStateEnabled ] [-PostStorageQuota ] [-Replicas ] [-ReplicationSchedule ] [-RetainDeletedItemsFor ] [-Server ] [-StorageQuota ] [-UseDatabaseAgeDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults ] [-UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule ] [-UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults ]

EXAMPLES
Set-PublicFolder “\Customer Service Requests” -UseDatabaseReplicationSchedule $false
Set-PublicFolder “\Customer Service Requests” -ReplicationSchedule Always
Set-PublicFolder \MyPublicFolder -ReplicationSchedule “Saturday.12:00 AM-Monday.12:00 AM”

• In the first example, the Set-PublicFolder command is used to change a public folder so that it does not use the database default replication schedule.
• In the second example, the Set-PublicFolder command is used to set the replication schedule to Always.
In the third example, the Set-PublicFolder command is used to set the folder to replicate only on weekends

Use the Remove-PublicFolder cmdlet to remove an existing public folder.

USAGE
Remove-PublicFolder -Identity [-Recurse ] [-Server ]

EXAMPLES
Remove-PublicFolder -Identity “\Test\Directory\My Public Folder”
Remove-PublicFolder –Identity “\Test” -recurse

• First example deletes the public folder named My Public Folder from the \Test\Directory tree. Please note that if there will be any sub-folder under My Public Folder then it will give you error saying that ” The folder ‘My Public Folder’ has subfolders, so it cannot be deleted”
• In Second example it will delete the Test folder and all subfolders under Test folder.

Use the Enable-MailPublicFolder cmdlet to mail-enable public folders. This is asynchronous operation and it may take several minutes before the public folder is actually mail enabled. The task will return before operation is complete.

USAGE
Enable-MailPublicFolder -Identity [-HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled ] [-Server ]

EXAMPLES
Enable-MailPublicFolder “\My Public Folder”

• In this example, the Enable-MailPublicFolder command is used to mail-enable the public folder that has the name My Public Folder.

Use the Disable-MailPublicFolder cmdlet to mail-disable a public folder.

USAGE
Disable-MailPublicFolder -Identity [-Server ]

EXAMPLES
Disable-MailPublicFolder -Identity “My Public Folder”

• This example mail-disables a public folder that is called My Public Folder.

Get-MailPublicFolder | Format-List

• This example returns all mail-enabled public folders if total number of public folders are less then 10000 otherwise it will display up to 10000 public folders. In this example, the output of the Get-MailPublicFolder command is piped to the Format-List command so that all the available information is displayed in the result.
Use the Update-PublicFolder cmdlet to start content synchronization of a public folder.

USAGE
Update-PublicFolder -Identity -Server

EXAMPLES
Update-PublicFolder “\Legal\Cases\My Public Folder” -Server “My Server”

Get-PublicFolder “\Legal\Cases\My Public Folder” | Update-PublicFolder -Server “My Server”

• These examples show two ways to start content replication of the public folder named My Public Folder in the \Legal\Cases path from the server named My Server to all of the servers on the replication list for My Public Folder.

– Force hierarchy replication

Use the Update-PublicFolderHierarchy cmdlet to start content synchronization of the public folder hierarchy.
Get-MailboxServer -Identity Server1 | Update-PublicFolderHierarchy

• This example pipes the output of the Get-MailboxServer command to the Update-PublicFolderHierarchy command to start content replication of the public folder hierarchy from Server1 to Mailbox servers with a public folder store.

Use the Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission cmdlet to add administrative permissions to a public folder or a public folder hierarchy.

USAGE
Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity -AccessRights -User [-Deny ] [-InheritanceType ] [-Server ]

Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity -Owner [-Server ]

Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission [-Identity ] -Instance [-AccessRights ] [-Deny ] [-InheritanceType ] [-Server ] [-User ]

EXAMPLES
Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User Chris -Identity \MyPublicFolder -AccessRights ViewInformationStore
Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User Chris -Identity \MyPublicFolder -AccessRights ViewInformationStore –Deny

• In the first example, a user named Chris is given the ViewInformationStore permission on the public folder named MyPublicFolder.
• In the second example, the Deny parameter is added to the command in the first example, which denies the user named Chris the ViewInformationStore permission.

The AccessRights parameter specifies the rights that are being added. Valid values include:
• None
• ModifyPublicFolderACL
• ModifyPublicFolderAdminACL
• ModifyPublicFolderDeletedItemRetention
• ModifyPublicFolderExpiry
• ModifyPublicFolderQuotas
• ModifyPublicFolderReplicaList
• AdministerInformationStore
• ViewInformationStore
• AllStoreRights
• AllExtendedRights

Use the Remove-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission cmdlet to remove administrative permissions for a public folder or a public folder hierarchy.

USAGE
Remove-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity -AccessRights -User [-Deny ] [-InheritanceType ] [-Server ]

Remove-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission [-Identity ] -Instance [-AccessRights ] [-Deny ] [-InheritanceType ] [-Server ] [-User ]

EXAMPLES
Remove-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User Chris -Identity \MyPublicFolder -AccessRights ViewInformationStore

• In the example, the ViewInformationStore permission is removed from a user named Chris on the public folder named MyPublicFolder.

Use the Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission cmdlet to get the administrative permissions for a public folder or a public folder hierarchy.

USAGE
Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity [-Server ] [-User ]

Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity [-Owner ] [-Server ]

EXAMPLES
Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity “\My Public Folder”
Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity “\My Public Folder” -User Chris -Server “My Server” | Format-List
Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -Identity “\My Public Folder” –Owner

• In the first example, the Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission command is used to retrieve the access rights for all users of the public folder named My Public Folder.
• In the second example, the Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission command is used to retrieve the administrative permissions for the public folder named My Public Folder, for the user named Chris, on the server named My Server. In this example, the output of the Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission command is piped to the Format-List command so that all the available information is displayed in the result.
• In the third example, the Get-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission command is used to determine the owner of the public folder named My Public Folder.

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