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Do I have to have the Public Folder in Exchange 2010?

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I recently migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.  My users primarily are using Outlok 2003 however we will be migrating to Outlook 2010 this year.

With Exchange 2010 Standard, I only have 5 databases.  The Public Folder database takes one of those.  I want to use all 5.  Do I have to have the Public Folder database?  Will I need it later for any reason?  There is nothing in it that I can tell now other than it created it when i went through the wizard.
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If you're using legacy clients such as Outlook 2003, you'll have to use PF to provide them access to (amongst others) OAB.
If not, it's not necessary to have one in the environment.

Michael
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Outlook 2003 will use public folders for free/busy information and offline address book so yes for the time being you will need the public folders.
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