Exchange 2003 PST, distribution lists, and public folders

I had to restore my dB from a disaster with public folders. Since then there have been a lot of surprises.

Our Public folders can not post new messages they go straight to the inbox. Unless you create a new public folder can you past. Anything from the pst restore does not (goes to inbox)

The same with the dist lists. If I create a new list no problems. But anything restored from the .pst is hit or miss. Is there like a schema or AD issue that needs to be addressed.

Please help... as of late I have not had as much great success as I have had in the past fromExp Exchange!!!! Renew my hope. Thanks!!!!!
zyanjAsked:
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zyanjConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
had to be done manually
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PradeepCommented:
Perform a integrity check on Public database files.
Otherwise do a repair of db files and then defrage and run Isinteg -s servername -fix -test alltests.
Since these dbfiles will not be in larger size, it should not take more downtime.
Try this work around and post results.
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kieran_bCommented:
What exactly did you restore?  How have you restored distribution lists from a backup?  What did you use for the restore?

Can you mail enable a restored public folder and have it work properly?
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
It was a painful situation... I had to use a utility that pulled the emails out from the .edb/.stm file into .pst files

I then imported them back in
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kieran_bCommented:
I see, and you recreated the public folders manually?  or did this program do that for you too?

Are the public folders mail enabled?
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
The program extracted it into one large .pst
From there imported the folders in, mail is flowing to the folders. Again if i make a new folder all is good, posts normal
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kieran_bCommented:
In Exchange System Manager, look at the folders - if you right click on a folder that doesn't receive mail, does it give you the option to mail enable it?
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
yes
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
I also just went to http://server/public

and tried to post to the folders everything worked cool?
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
So why am I unable to do so in Outllok unless I create a new folder. My onl alternative is to manually remake all these folders
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
I am currently going throught the pain staking process of manually creating each folder and subfolder. Once recreated they work fine. Please help!
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kieran_bCommented:
You have to use ESM to mail enable the folders you want to be mail enabled - I wish I had better news for you, but your disaster recovery has clearly come at a hefty price.  Better to have a massive amount of manual labour than no data, in my experience.
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
?

All of my folders give me the option to mail enable them even the ones that work. They all have emails associated with them ass well.
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zyanjAuthor Commented:
worked
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