Solved

Public Folder servers?

Posted on 2008-10-07
2
178 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi

I've just joined an organisation that has multiple sites over Europe. They are using Exchange 2003 with Outlook 2003/2007.

I notice their main HQ site has a Public Folder server, as do most of the regional ones.

I must admit, I've never come across this before....

How does this usually work? Is there one central PF server (e.g. at HQ), and all the others are replicated to? Or do users connect to their nearest PF server, and there is continous replication going on between them.

If the latter, how does Outlook know which PF server is the nearest?

Cheers!
0
Comment
Question by:bruce_77
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:ccns
ccns earned 200 total points
ID: 22664370
outlook knows which one is the closest by which server they are setup on.
each user if on a different site, they will be connecting to a different exchange server, ei one closer to them in order to stop WAN traffic and speed up access to exchange.
See when creating an account how many exhcnage servers you get to choose from when creating mailbox for a user.
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
gupnit earned 300 total points
ID: 22664372
Hi,
See Public Folder Database (default: pub1.edb) are just like Mailbox Stores (priv1.edb). Well there could be one or more PF Servers and others could have either replicated data or just Indexes.
Every Mailbox has a default PF assigned to it, thats how Outlook gets the closest server.
Here are some links to guide you step by step:
Hope this helps
Thanks
Nitin
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question