Organizing and Moving Public Folders Exchange 2007

My company has a single Exchange 2007 Server and I am in the process of cleaning up many years of bad public folder habits. I am trying to organization our 30-ish public folders by department / function by creating departmental Public Folder Containers (not mail-enabled) and moving all of the related existing mail-enabled public folders inside each container.

The problem I am experiencing is that I can "click and drag" the public folders to the new containers in Outlook but it simply creates a copy of the public folder with a new email address with a number attached to the end of it.

I have been able to create a new mail enabled public folder within the new container, copy existing emails over, delete the old public folder, and then add the old email addresses to the new one but this is a major pain. Even after all that then I have to reset all the permission via the Exchange Management Shell which takes a long time.

Is there an easier way to do this then deleting and recreating the public folders?

Thanks!
LVL 3
AIC-AdminAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Sounds like you don't have the required permissions on the original folders.
Not unusual if this was a migration. You would need to ensure permission inheritance was enabled on the folder within the domain and that your account is listed as an owner.

Simon.
0
AIC-AdminAuthor Commented:
So if I am listed as the owner of both public folders (the folder I am trying to move and the folder I am moving it to) I should be able to do this? I will test this out and see if it works. If it does I will truly feel like an idiot haha but I hope it does.
0
AIC-AdminAuthor Commented:
@Simon
Sadly this did not work. I made myself the owner of an existing public folder and then made a new one and I am also the owner of that folder. Still, when I click and drag the old folder into the new one it just creates a copy and appends a number to the end of the email address. While this is not ideal it DOES carry with it all of the existing permissions on the old folder so I can delete the old folder and add all of the email addresses to the new one without messing with permissions. Not an ideal solution but at this point its all I have.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.