Can't delete "Phantom" public folder in outlook, not in ESM
Posted on 2010-11-10
We have a very simple, 1-server exchange setup here. We're running Exchange 2003 on Server 2003.
I have a public folder (calendar) that shows up in the public folder list in Outlook. It's generally viewable, even on a new PC, so the information is on the server. If you click on the name of the folder, however, you get a message: ""Cannot display the folder. This folder cannot be opened because there is a configuration problem on the server." Similarly, I am unable to view the folder's properties (nearly identical error message), and the options to delete it are greyed out.
When I go to our exchange server and look in the ESM, this folder does not exist. I can see the parent folder, I can see other folders that also share the parent folder, but this one is nowhere to be found.
Any thoughts on how I can either fix the folder, or at least make it accessible enough so that I can delete it? It's simply a scheduling calendar for one of our conference rooms, so I'm not worried about losing the data. Deleting and re-creating is an option.