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Is it possible to have an exchange public folder point to a folder on the network?

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I have Exchange 2013 and my client asked if a shared folder on the network can be a public folder in Exchange/Outlook.  This way when they are access outlook using OWA they have access to those files as well.
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by:Rob Koetsier
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This will be a very simple "NO" . It is not possible.
The only way would be to add the files as attachments to email objects and this way it would be accessible.

Via exchange webservices, you could create a program to add files to email objects in that public folder.
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As Rob mentioned. No to Public Folders.

However, if you have SharePoint in the environment you can utilize Site Mailboxes, which then allow you to attach SharePoint Document Libraries into Outlook Web App.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150499(v=exchg.150).aspx

Another option to get documents via a network share, even when not on the network, would be to implement DirectAccess.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/05/03/windows-server-2012-direct-access-part-1-what-s-new.aspx

Both very cool options. The upside to DirectAccess is that its included with Windows Server at no additional cost.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Exchange public folders are not disk folders
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