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Searching Public Folders Returning No Results

Posted in Exchange Server 2003, I.T. Support, Microsoft Product Support Services by Chucky on the February 5th, 2007

Ever noticed how that public folder is not returning any search results?

Ever wondered why?

I did, and did.

Microsoft have the solution here. Of course, to do it the quick way, you have to start making calls and possibly pay large amounts of money for a file that should be freely available to fix this problem.

Contacts don’t just corrupt themselves, what did? A User? Perhaps their session was ended for whatever reason while they where editing the record. So what? The software should be able to fix it, right? Why do I even need to know about it?

So take the long winded method of exporting contacts (hoping the export process doesn’t change and/or lose half the data. Then waste some more time importing them all again. Now you’ve lost all your formatting, but at least you can search through the records.

It’s 2007 and stupid problems like this should not exist. Hell, Windows XP still can’t schedule a chkdsk, it just reboots itself, continuously! Come on guys, fix the basics, then worry about Office version Juicy Fruit 2025.

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  1. Scott Barnes said,

    on March 8th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    You tell em chuck! :)

    (oh…Microsoft’s me isn’t it.. ok… I’ll do what I can… but I think its important to note that with enough beers, all problems disappear :))

    Scott Barnes
    Developer Evangelist
    Microsoft.

  2. charles said,

    on March 13th, 2007 at 11:18 am

    If you can make Windows save a copy of the system each day, then when it boots, display a menu allowing me to select one to roll-back to. And each week it saves a copy of the entire system to a special hidden drive, allowing me to roll-back to that if I desire (on the menu at boot), then you have my blessing, oh Evangelist!
    :)

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