So what now?
Well many of the public folder administration functionality can be done using powershell with Get-PublicFolder and Set-PublicFolder commands.
However what if you need a GUI?
Microsoft has developed a new tool called ExFolders to replace PFDAVAdmin. ExFolders still has the same user interface as PFDAVAdmin, so things will look very familiar. There are a few changes as well as additional features incorporated into ExFolders that I will point out below:
Changes from PFDAVAdmin:
- ExFolders must be run from an Exchange 2010 server - it cannot be run from a workstation as PFDAVAdmin could. It can connect to Exchange 2010 or 2007, but not older versions!
- Remove Item-Level Permissions is gone, because these are no item-level permissions in Exchange 2007 or 2010.
- DACL fix functinoality is gone. With no WebDav and no M: drive, non-canonical DACLs should be practically unheard of.
- Permissions export format between PFDavAdmin and ExFolders are compatible.
New Features in ExFolders:
- Folder property imports are now supported. You were able to do folder property exports with PFDAVAdmin but not imports.
- Item property exports are supported - that is, you can export a set of properties from all items in a folder. This feature has been added for troubleshooting purposes - you can not do item property imports!
- ExFolders support the new free/busy permissions that were introduced in Exchang 2007 and Outlook 2010.
- You can now connect to multiple mailbox stores at the same time, so you can run a batch operation against several mailbox setores or all mailboxes in the org!