New-PublicFolder (RTM)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007

Use the New-PublicFolder cmdlet to create a new public folder with the specified name.


New-PublicFolder -Name <String> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Path <PublicFolderIdParameter>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>]

Detailed Description

To run the New-PublicFolder cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


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The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller to use to write this configuration change to Active Directory. Use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that you want to use.




The Name parameter specifies the name for the public folder.




The Path parameter specifies the location of the folder in the folder hierarchy, for example, \Legal\Cases.




The Server parameter specifies the server on which to create the public folder.

If a server is not specified, the command checks if the local server is a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server with a public folder store. If it is, the public folder is created locally. If it is not, Exchange finds the closest (by site cost) Exchange 2007 mailbox server with a public folder store on which to create the public folder.

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The following code gives examples of how to use the New-PublicFolder command:

  • Example one creates a new public folder named MyPublicFolder in the root of the public folder tree on the local server of the next closest mailbox server with a public folder store.

  • Example two creates a new public folder named MyPublicFolder under the existing folders \Legal\Cases. The path to the new folder will be \Legal\Cases\MyPublicFolder on Server2.

New-PublicFolder -Name MyPublicFolder 
New-PublicFolder -Name MyPublicFolder -Path \Legal\Cases -Server Server2

The Server parameter supports the ability to accept a pipeline for its argument and strong type. This enables bulk management.