Public Folder ACL's for Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2003

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition/ Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Need some guidance in setting up the ACL's on Public Folders in a hosted Exchange scenario.

In each company's Outlook, it should look like this:

-->Public Folders (no permissions to create folders here)
       ---->My Company (can create whatever here and not see other "My Company's" created in this tree)

I have tried several things. In some cases, modifying the ACLs in the ESM, makes it so that the user cannot
assign access control through Outlook. Perhaps using adsiedit to set these ACLs rather than ESM would help.

Hopefully someone has some experience in this setup

Question by:a32aw11sc
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    There’s a guide called “Exchange 2000 server hosted series – deployment”
    that you should read. I did a quick goggle search for the guide but I didn’t find it.

    Maybe someone else has a download location for it, or if you give me your mail address I can send you a copy of the guide.

    Michael Lundgren

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    I have one Microsoft support article on Exchange 2000 hosting that covers everything except for public folders (focuses on creating appropriate ou's and address lists). If the guide you have includes public folders, I would love to see it. My email id is a32aw11sc at yahoo dot com

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    by:David Wilhoit
    In the ESM you can set the admin access or the client access. Normally for client access you can set it to author rights, but whatever you desire. For admin rights, you'd assign the user(s) TLH creation rights, full access. But no matter how many companies you host, if they want MAPI access to the PFs, the everyone group has to remain on the TLH, even if nothing else is checked on it except list and view. Else they won't be able to see the subfolder that belongs to their company. It's actually not that bad to get into, if you have the users hosted in the OUs properly, a USG can be used to grant access on the folders. At least that's been my experience.

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    Hi a32aw11sc,

    Did the .pdf file I sent to you help?

    Michael Lundgren

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    That PDF did it. Thanks for the extremely prompt reply -- our hosted Public Folders are up and running. I have another question that is posted right now that is killing me -- can you take a look at it Michael?

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