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Get admin rights to shared folders through Outlook.

Posted on 2004-10-27
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On my network there is several shared folders through Outlook. The folder is created by the old admin through his account. Now I want to take over the admin rights on the folder. In AD i got membership in Domain Admins but does not get rights to the folder. I miss the Administration and rights tab on the folders...

Is it possible to solve this without use the old admin account?
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    by:SKULLS_Hawk
    These aren't in exchange by any chance are they? :o

    If it is a standard share within Outlook alone, then you will probably have to log on as the old admin and reset the rights, as AD rights will have no effect on it at all.

    If it is in exchange that will be easier.
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    by:Handersson75
    Yes, it is Exchange... sorry i missed to inform about that. So what to do?
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    Are they in public folders, or elsewhere?
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    by:Handersson75
    Yes, public folders... I thought i got admin rights through AD direct...  Also found the admin button under properties in the public folders... Should I add my user account or should my useracocunt be set as an admin elsewhere?  
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    If in a public folder, you can set access rights to them from Exchange system manager, just browse to the public folders, right click on the relevant one, and set rights accordingly.

    Otherwise if via his mailbox, then you can give yourself delegate rights to his mailbox.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=262399

    That will explain how to set the access rights to a mail box in exchange.
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    So if I understand this correct, there is no sort of admin account in exhange. Rights has to be added on folders/boxes through ESM, correct?
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    Basically, you right click on the specific folder you want to set within The exchange manager, click on the permissions tab, and set the various access as needed.  That's for a specific folder under public.

    What you probably want to do, is right click on the Main Public folder (IE click on PUBLIC FOLDERS), then security, and then advanced.  then either take ownership if you can, or add your user (or modify domain admins access) with the relevant rights.  Tick the Apply these rights to containers within etc.


    You may need to remove the inherit rights tick first.  If you are a member of domain admins you should be able to manipulate these rights.
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    The admin account of the AD is the Admin of Exchange, essentially.  Rights for mailboxes are set in AD users and computers and rights for Public are set in Exchange manager. Since exchange relies on AD and is integrated, the same admins apply, unless rights were changed severaly, but still as a member of domain admin, you can take ownership, or reset rights.

    If you are a member of Domain admin, you should be able to manipulate rights as needed.  You may need to do as above, but essentially between AD users and Comps and Exchange manager you should be fine.

    Hope that helps.
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