Applies to: Exchange Online
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-11
You only need to update the public folder hierarchy if you want to manually invoke the hierarchy synchronizer and the mailbox assistant. Both these are invoked at least once every 24 hours for each public folder mailbox in the organization. The hierarchy synchronizer is invoked every 15 minutes if any users are logged on to a secondary mailbox through Microsoft Outlook or a Microsoft Exchange Web Services client.
For additional management tasks related to public folders in Exchange Online, see Public Folder Procedures in Exchange Online.
For additional management tasks related to public folders in Exchange Server 2013, see Public Folder Procedures.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Public folders" entry in the Sharing and
Collaboration Permissions topic.
- You can’t perform this procedure in the EAC. You must use the
- We recommend that when you run this command with the
InvokeSynchronizer parameter, you use the
SuppressStatus parameter. If you don't use this parameter in
the command, the output will display status messages every 3
seconds for up to one minute. Until the minute passes, you can't
use that instance of the Shell.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
Update the public folder hierarchy
This example updates the public folder hierarchy on the public folder mailbox PF_marketing and suppresses the command's output.
Update-PublicFolderMailbox -Identity PF_marketing -InvokeSyncrhonizer:$true -SuppressStatus
This example updates all public folder mailboxes and suppresses the command's output.
Get-Mailbox -PublicFolder | Update-PublicFolderMailbox InvokeSyncrhonizer:$true -SuppressStatus