Managing Public Folders

Create Custom Attributes

Attributes are characteristics associated with an object. You can create new attributes to track specific information about the users of a public folder; for example, if your company uses an employee ID numbering system, you can create a custom attribute field called Employee ID# on the Exchange Advanced tab. If you want to add more fields you can define up to 15 custom attributes.

To create a custom attribute:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. If administrative groups are displayed, expand Administrative Groups, and then expand the group you want to work with.
  3. In the console tree, expand Folders, and then expand the folder tree containing the folder you want to work with.
  4. Right-click a mail-enabled folder, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Exchange Advanced tab, click Custom Attributes.
  6. Click an attribute, and then click Edit.
  7. Type a label for the attribute.