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Mail-Disable a Public Folder

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console (EMC) or the Exchange Management Shell to mail-disable a public folder.

Looking for other management tasks related to public folders? Check out Managing Public Folders.

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.

  1. In the console tree, click Toolbox.
  2. In the result pane, click Public Folder Management Console.
  3. In the action pane, click Open Tool. The Public Folder Management Console appears.
  4. In the public folder tree, click or expand Default Public Folders, and then if any public folders are displayed in the result pane, select the parent folder of the public folder that you want to mail-disable.
  5. In the result pane, select the public folder that you want to mail-disable.
  6. In the action pane, click Mail Disable. A warning dialog box appears.
  7. Click Yes to confirm that you want to mail-disable the public folder.
  8. To indicate that this is a mail-disabled public folder, the icon for the public folder changes.
    Mail-disabled public folders are represented by the following icon.
    mail-disabled public folder icon
    Mail-enabled public folders are represented by the following icon.
    Mail-enabled public folder icon

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.

This example mail-disables the public folder My Public Folder.

Disable-MailPublicFolder -Identity "\My Public Folder"

This example mail-disables the public folder My Public Folder on the server Server01.

Disable-MailPublicFolder -Identity "\My Public Folder" -Server "Server01"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Disable-MailPublicFolder.

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