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Public Folder missing but shows up in Address Book

I have a client that uses Exchange Server 2003 on Windows Server 2003 SP2.  Most users have Office Outlook 2003 or 2007.  I am suspicious that someone has deleted a public folder.  The public folder can be seen in the address book, but I do not see it in the Public Folders list.  I opened AD and did a search and it shows up there.  When I right click there is a delete option.  This public folder is not used any more, but the client wants me to get rid of it in the addres book.  I need advice on what to do.  I am not sure if I should do the above mentioned delete or not.
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Narayan_singhCommented:
The mail enmabled public folder will have corresponding AD object, in your case the PF is deleted but its corresponding AD object isnt deleted thus it is showing there, you can delete it from AD under MESO container.
Start > Run > Dsa.msc > view > Advanced feature > Microsoft Exchange security object (MESO) container> there you will see its corrsponding object which you can jst delete.
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cyberlopez6Commented:
Before deleting the AD object, check Exchange System Manager.  You're better off deleting it from there, if you can.

Check ESM and see if the PF is listed under Administrative Groups->Your Org->Folders.  If it is there, check the Client Permission on the Permissions tab.  Permissions can prevent the PF from being visible in Outlook or OWA.  Or just delete it, since that's your goal.

You may also want to check the PF Database for an instance of the PF in question (Administrative Groups->Your Org->Servers->Your Server->Your Storage Group->Public Folder Store)

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mdb1008Author Commented:
Narayan singh,

Thanks for getting back to me quickly.  If I delete it here, will it remove it from the address list?
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mdb1008Author Commented:
cyberlopez6,

Thanks to you too.  I already had searched these locations in ESM and it did not turn up in there so I could not set permissions.  I also had checked the PF Database and it was not there either.

I will simply delete it as instructed by Narayan singh if the reply back from him indicates it will remove this from the address book.
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Narayan_singhCommented:
Thats right, thats the object which is seen in the address list so if you delete it you wont see it in address list.
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mdb1008Author Commented:
Thank you for your immediate help Narayan.  I have awarded you the points for this.
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