Deleting Public Folders in SBS 2003
Posted on 2011-02-21
I have a server that crashed back in August due to an Active Directory Corruption. Exchange was located on the Data partition. To remedy the problem, I rebuilt the server using the same domain name and user name and passwords. I'm a little sketchy on it now but I was able to mount the old Exchange Database and associate the user names with their respective mailboxes.
Now I find that all of my Public Folders are unmodifiable by the users or the administrators. When I try to pull up security on them through Outlook I get a Summary Tab (the 3rd one over) that references a SID as a contact. I believe this is a SID from the old active directory.
I've gone in through Exchange System Manager and tried to change ownership to Domain Admins, and I've tried to modify the permissions of the folders. Evern if I restart the Information Store and Outlook I still can't modify the existing folders. The only thing that I can do is delete individual mail items in them.
I can create new folders and copy the contents of the old ones to them. The new folders I have full control over. Again, I can't delete the old folders.
Is there anything that I can do to either gain control so that I can modify names and add folders to the old public folders. If not that, at least delete them?