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Advanced Properties for a Public Folder

You can specify a simple display name, set a trust level for directory synchronization, and determine whether a public folder appears in the Address Book.

Getting to the Advanced property page

  1. In the Administrator window, choose Public Folders.
  2. Select the public folder you want to configure.
  3. From the File menu, choose Properties.
  4. Select the Advanced tab.

Changing the Simple Display Name

If the name of a public folder contains non-ANSI characters, such as Kanji, you can specify a simple display name that will be used in the Address Book. The simple display name can use only characters that can be read by any computer.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. In the Simple display name box, type a name that will be used by systems that cannot interpret all the characters in the normal display name.

Changing the Home Server

If a public folder is replicated to multiple servers, the public folder replica on the home server is responsible for receiving messages sent to the folder. It also notifies users if there is a public folder replication conflict. Conflicts occur when a message is modified in two different public folder replicas, where each modification is made before the other can replicate.

You can change the home server of a public folder replica to any server in the organization that contains replicas of the public folder. For example, you can change a public folder's home server to a server in another site if you no longer want to maintain the public folder in its current site.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. In the Home server box, select the Microsoft Exchange Server computer where this public folder will reside.

Setting a Trust Level

The trust level determines whether a public folder is sent to Microsoft Mail during directory synchronization. If the trust level exceeds the trust level you specified when you set up the directory synchronization requestor, the public folder will not be sent.

Note   To use this option, the Hide from address book check box must be cleared.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. In the Trust level box, select a trust level.

Setting Replication Message Priority

You can set the priority for replication messages sent by a public folder. The priority determines the order in which messages are sent by Microsoft Exchange Server. Messages with urgent priority are delivered first.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. In the Replication msg importance box, select a level of importance.

Option Description
Normal This is the default.
Urgent Sets the message replication importance as urgent.
Not urgent Sets a low importance level for message replication.

Hiding a Public Folder in the Address Book

You can hide a public folder so that users can't view it in the Address Book or post messages in it.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select Hide from address book.

Note   If a public folder is hidden in the Address Book, you can still post messages in it if you know its address and type it in the To box of a message.