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hou do you delete unwanted public folders in exchange 2003
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You delete them in ESM or Outlook with an administrative account that has the appropriate permissions.
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I recently ran into a problem where I couldn't delete individual public folders, or any items within. It turns out I had deleted the Active Directory user who had originally the folder, leaving them with no "owner". I rectified the situation by going into Exchange System Manager, opening Public Folders, then to properties of each folder. Under Permissions tab, client permissions, delete the old user (S-1-5.....), add, administrator (or the user you prefer to use), change role to owner, ok, ok. Then I could delete the folder using Outlook.

I hope this can help someone to avoid the pain I've gone through the last couple days.
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