We're in the process of setting up a four-node Exchange 2010 DAG and will need public folder support. However, we plan to set up a fifth server dedicated solely to the public folder server role.
When setting up the four mailbox servers, the wizard asks if you use Outlook 2003 or Entourage as clients (to which the answer is YES). However, do we need to answer YES to this on these four mailbox servers if we are setting up a fifth server as a dedicated public folder server.
Ideally, we do NOT want to have five public folder databases - just one will do as it is on resillient storage.
If this answer is yes - and we end up with five public folder databases, will ALL of them contain a copy of the entire folder structure (clearly not all will have the content unless we replicate this explicitly)? We have approximately 40,000 public folders.....
Thanks for any clarification on this.