Duplicate emails in public folders after public folder restore
Posted on 2006-04-02
Mistakenly... permissions on our public folders were propagated from the root public folder down, (instead of a child public folder), which then gave all of our companys public folders default permissions (default-viewer). So the only way we could think of to put back the previous held permissions on all folders was to restore the public folders from the latest backup, (impossible to set them manually, 1000's of folders). Hours later after the restore was completed all the permissions were restored as before but we noticed that it actually merged the emails into the folders with the emails currently in there, it didnt overwrite them, some folders has 3 copies of the same email, so it may have even restored duplicates??
Were desperately trying to find a solution to delete all the duplicate emails but we cant find any, there are plenty of tools to do this in Outlook, but not public folders.
Does anyone know of a solution to eliminate these duplicates?
Exchange serveris 2003 latest updates and SP on W2K3 server.
Restore is Veritas.