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In OWA 2007, How can I access a specific public folder through Internet Explorer?, Any settings needed to run OWA in Exchange 2007?

Hi Experts,

We finally have migrated our exchange organization from exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, and I have a few questions to you regarding OWA(settings and accessing)

1. How can I access a  specific public folder through IE(https://.......)?
2.  Should I need to modify some settings on IIS, or CAS ?
3. Can anyone provide me with a doc or url step by step, in order to set OWA, CAS?

Thanks in advance

Jerry Seinfield
Jerry Seinfield
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1. log into OWA via IE
2. open Public Folders
3. browse to the PF you want
4. in the left-hand side of the window, right-click the PF and select open in a new window
5. make note or copy the link in the new window - this is your link to the specific PF
Jerry SeinfieldAuthor Commented:
Hi thanks for the quick update,

But I need more information related OWA settings and CAS settings.

On the other hand, my users are able to open their mailboxes and public folders in Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007, however, they are not able to view public folders through OWA.

Can anyone point me on the right direction?

Thanks in advance
Are the PFs on the Exchange 2007 server? And is the Exchange 2007 server on a Server 2008 x64 platform, or otherwise? Can you give more info on the error you receive when the user clicks on the PF button when they are logged into OWA...
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Jerry SeinfieldAuthor Commented:
Basically when I click public folders in owa, I got an ie error as you can see in the attached screnshot

The /public folder URL is depreciated in Exchange 2007.
Are you on Exchange 2007 SP1 - preferably SP2? Public Folder access through OWA was introduced with the later service packs.

Very little has to be done to configure CAS or OWA for access. Setting the external URL and an SSL certificate is about all that has to be done.

Replicate the Public Folders to a public store on the E2K7 server.
On all the Mailbox db's, point to the E2K7 PF store.

Also see this article:
"Yes users with a mailbox stored on the Exchange 2007 server should still be able to access the PFs on the legacy server (by typing https://legacy_server/public in a browser).
Of course, if you need to access PFs on this server from the Internet, you must publish it on your firewall. When accessing mailboxes using OWA 2007, you should use the /owa vdir instead of the /Exchange vdir."

Also see this article: Cannot View Default Public Folder from Outlook 2007 in Mixed Topology When Public Folder Resides on Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server
"We finally have migrated our exchange organization from exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007"
"On the other hand, my users are able to open their mailboxes and public folders in Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007"

Based on the info given, it sounds like we are still in Exchange-mixed-mode (E2K3 + E2K7). Also, it is unclear if the PF migration was completed yet. I would recommend completing the Exchange migration as soon as possible, replicate all PFs to E2K7, point the users to the E2K7 version of the PF tree, and decommission E2K3 - get out of Mixed Mode ASAP. All users would then use https://exchangeserver.local/OWA to access everything (MBX, Cal, Options, PF's, etc) using E2K7 OWA via the CAS.

Replicating Public Folders
Pointing Internet Clients to the Client Access Server
Redirecting Inbound Mail to the Exchange 2007 Server
Decommissioning Exchange Legacy Servers
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