Yes, public folders can be configured in Exchange 2013 & it is an optional step. So what’s new in Exchange 2013 public folders?


The public folders in Exchange 2013 differ completely from the ones in earlier versions – the way they are stored, replicated and configured. Below are the key points an Exchange admin should know about the “modern” public folders.

  • There are no public folder databases in Exchange 2013. Yes, you heard me right!
  • Public folders are stored in public folder mailboxes in 2013. 

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