Issues with public folder permissions


I'm new to Exchange and have run in to a roadblock trying to set up
public folders for my company.  I quickly read through several
manuals on how to manage public folder permissions and the concepts
seemed simple enough.  Yet when I try to implement access controls
only the settings I place on the "Default" entry in the permissions
dialogue box take effect.  For example:

I have a top level public folder called "Sales and Support" and want
to add one database, "Customer Database."  If I create the top level
folder in Outlook or in ESM the resulting default client permissions

Default (Author)
Me (Owner)
Anonymous (Contributor)

Well, I don't want any default or anonymous access so I set both of
these to "None" and uncheck the "Folder Visible" option as well.  I
add a mail enabled security group called "Sales Group" to the list
give this group "Publishing Editor" permission.

I then log in with John Doe (my test account), a member of "Sales
Group" and look for my new public folder.  It's not there.  I go back
and change the Default entry to include the option "Folder Visible."
Now John Doe can see the folder "Sales and Support."  Back on my
administrative account (using Outlook) I create my "Customer
under the "Sales Group" folder which inherits the permissions of its

I log back on as John Doe expecting to be able to start adding
contacts.  No beans.  I get a permission denied errors.  Once again,
if I add write/Edit permissions to the Default group I can start
adding items.  This is not good and I'm starting to lose my mind
trying to figure it out.  I've tried everything I can think of.  If I
use the Ctrl-click option to view more granular permissions I see a
bunch of Deny flags set, but editing or removing them doesn't seem to
help (it just screws up the mapping).

If I add John Doe directly to the ACL, all of the permissions I give
him take effect, but this goes against everything I know about AD
management.  It has to be groups.  Anything else is silly.

My account never seems to lose access, but then again I'm in every
kind of administrator group AD has to offer.  I've spent my entire
reading and experimenting and have gotten nowhere.  Please help!
What's wrong?  Anything you can suggest would be wonderful and
appreciated, even if it makes me look stupid.

Thanks in advance.  Matthew

mjohnson1 (3)
3/5/2007 3:36:38 PM
exchange.admin 57650 articles. 2 followers. Follow

1 Replies

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 16

"Matthew@Edge" <> wrote:

					[ snip ]

>My account never seems to lose access, but then again I'm in every
>kind of administrator group AD has to offer.  I've spent my entire
>reading and experimenting and have gotten nowhere.  Please help!
>What's wrong?  Anything you can suggest would be wonderful and
>appreciated, even if it makes me look stupid.

Use ESM to display the folder's property page. Click the "Permissions"
tab. Now Ctrl+Click the "Client Permissions" button.

That'll show you the NTFS ACL. Do /not/ make any changes from this
dialog box! Just use it to see what the effective permissions are.

You should see just yourself and the security group.

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at
Don't send mail to this address
Or to these, either:
richnews (7316)
3/6/2007 2:44:44 AM

Similar Artilces:

unable to open your default email folders #2
I now have had two computer develop this problem. After I sync w/treo 650, i cannot open outlook 2003. I get following error. anything I can do to save outlook file(s). I have over 2000 contacts. when I open outlook, i noticed there is no "INBOX" in the "Personal Folders". Any help out there Do they open after are a reboot? It's possible that the Treo has locked the PST file. -- Bill R "slickstuff" <> wrote in message >I now have had two computer ...

INotifyPropertyChanged issue
Hi to all, I'm doing some tests to store informations in customized classes from DB. I'm also using binding feature between data and datagridview and binding navigator. The issue is this: when I add a new item, I retry the ID key of the new inserted record but the datagridview still shows the old ID. To get the new refreshed ID, i need to click in the ID cell so it will be refreshed. How can I solve? When the property is changed, the RaiseEvent PropertyChanged event will be raised. Thanks for your help ...

We can't use a public folder, we can see it?
I have created a Group mailing folder in 'All public folders', set the permissions for my colleagues. they can see the folder on the navigation page, but cannot see it in the list when they create a new email, why? We are using 2007. Is this a Contacts folder? You'll have to add it to your Public Folder Favorites first. See After that, you can configure the properties of the Contacts folder to show as an Outlook Address Book. -- Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook] Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003 http://www.howto...

File/"copy to Folder" access
I am not able to find the "Copy to Folder" option, under the File dropdown, when replying (or forwarding) a message. I have tried adding it from the "customize" function, but was unsuccessful. Any ideas? What version of Outlook are you using? -- Aloha, -Ben- Ben M. Schorr, OneNote-MVP Roland Schorr & Tower Microsoft OneNote FAQ: **I apologize but I am unable to respond to direct requests for assistance. Please post questions and replies here in the newsgroup. Mahalo! ""...

Copy pages from previous publications
I'm creating a 32 page document for a marching band program. Some of the pages, including the cover, will be re-used from last year's publication. I created this on Publisher 2003 and am using the same this year. I can't figure out how to move the needed pages from last year's publication to the current project. I'm not giving up my day job! Thanks in advance for any help. Band Mom wrote: > I'm creating a 32 page document for a marching band program. Some of > the pages, including the cover, will be re-used from last year's > publication. I created thi...

Microsoft Office will not print a previous publication
I did a postcard last time and now I'm trying to make more copies and the box pops up saying Microsoft can not complete the project. ...

Printing Issue #2
I have an issue with the layout changing when printing an excel spreadsheet. I have used page breaks to control the print out, so I'm not sure why it changes. If the worksheet is printed on a B&W printer only, it prints fine (2 pages) If the worksheet is printed on a Color Multi Functional Device, it prints fine (2 pages) If the worksheet is printed in B&W on a Color Multi Functional Device, if changes (3 pages instead of two and the last page is listed as page 3 of 2.) Any ideas? ...

finding all empty excel files in a folder.
have a windows xp directory and in which hundereds of excel fil resides. Some of those files are empty. is there a code any one of yo all have that can search through the entire directory and find al those files and highlight them or move them to another folder. I woul truly appreciate some help here. Thanks. Stasi -- jackm ----------------------------------------------------------------------- jackm1's Profile: View this thread: Stasi, What does "Empty&qu...

Move contacts to public folder
Using SBS2003, I'm looking for a way to move contacts from a private to a public folder, and some references say it can't be done. That's hard to believe though, and it would be bad news for the user who just spent a few days entering contacts into a private folder. I tried sharing the private folders, but she created several private contact folders, but after setting share permissions on all of them only the original contact folder is visible to the other users. I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. -- Reply in group, but if emailing add another zero, and remove the last w...

Exchange permissions #4
Hi, I am Exchange Admin. Problem : All my "normal" users are able to fully administer exchange. They are also able to change policies and also create objects like Storage Groups. How can i avoid doing that? What I did already: - Delegated only Exchadm as Full Admin in ESM - On Local Admin group, i only have exchadm user. wht is the issue then? What are the memberships of your users (in Active Directory Users and Computers) are they part of a group that is part of a group that just "happens" to be part of Exchange Admins group? Does everyone have full control to th...

Phantom contact folders appearing in address book list
When I click the To: button on a new email or open the OUtlook address book I have many more contact folders listed in the "Show Nems from the:" box than I have actual contact folders. Most of these are names of folders I have previously replaced or deleted. How do I get rid of the phantom folders names appearing in the lists? I'm running WinXP 64 & Outlook 2003. I sure appreciate your help, John Just remove it. Tools > E-mail accounts > View or change existing directories or address books > Outlook Address Book > Change… > -- Russ Valen...

increase deleted folder
how Why? --� Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without reading. After furious head scratching, dt46dt46dt46 asked: | how where is the answer to my question on how to increase the deleted folder? i am new to these typey of groups "Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote: > Why? > > -- > Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook] > > Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All > unsolicited mail sent to my personal account ...

Junk email folder is blocked by a red "stop sign"
All junk mail is going into my inbox because the Junk Mail folder is blocked. A red stop sign symbol is on top of the folder. does anyone know haow to fix this? ...

Replicated Public Folders now posts not mails
We have recently succesfully installed a replacement exchange server, however all the mail eabled public folders are showing all new mail in as a post rather than an e-mail? This is not really any good for us so was wondering if anyone has any ideas how we can get the folders back to showing new mail as normal e-mails? NB. The folders were replicated from the original server and then removed. There is now only one exchange 2003 sp2 server running on windows 2003 member server sp1. All help much appreciated. Cheers Rich On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 19:26:25 +0100, <Centra@newsgroups.nos...

Sending Excel files not saving in Drafts folder
When I go into Excel and click file - send to - Mail Recepient (As attachment), fill out the To, subject, etc, then save it without sending it; it will save a draft copy, but puts the draft in the Inbox instead of the Drafts folder. Can this be changed so that it always saves in the Drafts folder? ...

Pass word Issue
I have Microsoft Money 2001. I have two machines desk top and laptop. On my desktop I open Money program log in with password do my work , back up the file. I am fine. Now, I take this same CD or USB drive to lap top double click on it. I can see Money restoring the file. It asks for pass word I put it in but it says incorrect pass word. I am baffled, How can i be working with the same pass word in desktop but would not accept in Lap top. Please help. In, kumud wrote: >I have Microsoft Money 2001. I have two machines desk top and laptop. On my >desktop I ...

Unable to update public free/busy data
A user recently had Office XP installed with Service Patch 1 installed. We run Exchange 5.5 with up to date patches applied. There are a number of other users with same Office XP installation that are not experiencing any problems, however this one user, sometimes several times during the day, receives the pop up Outlook message "Unable to update public free/busy data. Operation Failed". It does not appear to be affecting day-to-day operations. There is no pattern to when the message pops up. Outlook is open all day, and the user moves between other Office applications,...

import error: "not a personal folders file."
I exported my contacts from Outlook on my work PC. Now I'm trying to import into my one at home, and I get an error that it is not a valid personal folders file. Any help would be appreciated. I have already made sure it is not read-only. In article <0cbb01c34623$366f2840$a501280a@phx.gbl>, says... > I exported my contacts from Outlook on my work PC. Now > I'm trying to import into my one at home, and I get an > error that it is not a valid personal folders file. Any > help would be appreciated. I have already made sure it is > not r...

Outlook 2007 Folder Sharing
How do I share a folder in outlook 2007 "Bob" <> wrote in message > How do I share a folder in outlook 2007 Do you use an Exchange account? -- Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] If you are using an Exchange acct, here are the steps: Sharing sub-folders Details: To share a folder that is not directly beneath Mailbox - user name, like the Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, or Journal folders, you must do the following on each folder that is higher in the folder tree. ...

OWA Issue #8
I am running Exchange on Server 2003 and I am experiencing a wierd OWA error. Every time I do a restart of the server my OWA users can log into their mailbox over the web but they are unable to display any folder contents. The system prompts for a password 3 times and then fails with the following error: "The folder cannot be displayed. You don't have permission to perform this action." This happens every time I restart and usually lasts for a couple of days and then it works fine. I have parsed through the logs and I can't find anything of substance. What would ...

Can anyone explain or point me to a link with information on why the MAPI Public Folder tree is "homed" to a specific Admin Group (First)? I am now in Exchange Native mode and it hasn't allowed me to segment the PF hierarchy between admin groups. I am very curious why in 5.5 sites had their own PF hierarchies but Admin Groups now do not. I had planned on multiple Admin Groups managing their own MAPI public folders so this throws a serious monkey wrench in the admin delegation design. Any advice/help is much appreciated! ...

Taskbar Envelope for Different Folders
Hi All, I have a POP email address downloading to the standard Inbox Folder (Gmail), the boring stuff is then filtered in Outlook to various other folders such as mailing list subscriptions. The important email stays in Inbox. The question is : can I do something with the envelope in the taskbar to distinguish which folder the new mail is in, for example a different colour for new messages in Inbox? I dont mind what the solution is - just something where I can look at my PC and see if I have new 'important' mail or not (ie stuff in the Inbox). Many Thanks Oliver SYSTEM: ...

Synching Outlook Folders for use on Multiple machines
Hi Does anybody know if it's possible and if so how, to make my Outlook folders available on two machines either by updating live over a network or by synchronizing? I was wondering if there was any third party software available to do this or if anyone knew some clever way of sharing the .pst files? Thanks See if the information on the following page helps: -- Jocelyn Fiorello MVP - Outlook *** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please reply only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. *** In news:2a5a...

Cannot start Outlook 2007 error (Scanpst.exe issue)
I am using Outlook 2007 with Windows 7. Outlook 2007 has been running great for half a year since I installed it. Now I am getting this message: "Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have been detected in the file C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair took (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help." I have done a rep...

Outlook automatically deletes my messages without my permission
When I open Outlook 2003 to check my mail, I am experiencing some unusual behavior. When I am checking the mail from one of my accounts the messages get deleted as soon as I click on them to preview them in the preview pane. This does not happen to all of the messages. What is causing this? I checked the settings and cannot figure out why this is happening. Most of the mail that gets deleted (or marked for deletion) is junk but I am concerned it will happen to mail I wish to save and I might not notice it. Any help is greatly appreciated. -- Mike Do you have the Junk E-mail filter set...