Enable-MailPublicFolder (RTM)

Exchange 2007

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-08

Use the Enable-MailPublicFolder cmdlet to mail-enable public folders.

Enable-MailPublicFolder -Identity <PublicFolderIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled <$true | $false>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>]

To run the Enable-MailPublicFolder cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


Parameter Required Type Description




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller to use to write this configuration change to Active Directory. Use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that you want to use.




Use the Identity parameter to specify the GUID or public folder name that represents a specific public folder. You can also include the path using the format TopLevelPublicFolder\PublicFolder.

You can omit the parameter label Identity so that only the public folder name or GUID is supplied.




Use the HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled parameter to specify that the folder be hidden from address lists.




The Server parameter specifies the identity of the server to perform the operation from. If a server is not specified, the command checks if the local server is a Mailbox server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with a public folder store. If it is, the folder will be created locally. If it is not, the command finds the closest (by site cost) Exchange 2007 Mailbox server that has a mounted public folder store.


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

Enable-MailPublicFolder "\My Public Folder"