Exchange public folder

I would like to give permission to some users to edit some public folders.
I have given them a full control at the top level [Public folders], but they still can't edit the folders.
Then I tried to expand the public folders and set permission on individual folders, but whenever I right click a subfolder of the poublic folder in Exchange system manager, I tun into the following message:

"the format of the specified domain is invalid"

any idea?

thanks
ChuckbuchanAsked:
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rindiCommented:
You have to do that via an exchange client, ie Outlook, and not via the exchange system manager.
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
actually you can do it from exchange system manager also..

open exchange system manager, browse down into your server, then the storage group, then the public folder in question, then rightclick it, choose properties, then secuirty, and choose "client permissions"  This is where you set the permissions for the public folder.

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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
for rindi : I have an administrator account, I guess from outlook , if I am not the folder owner I wouldn't be able to set permission.

For mikeleebrla : I though about using ESM , but as I stated above each time I try to open properties of the folder,
 I tun into the following message:

"the format of the specified domain is invalid"
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
well there are 2 different places in the ESM where you can set the permissions on public folders so i didn't know which one you were talking about.  That is why i typed out the whole path.  If you are following the above instructions and you are getting an error then you have a configuration problems.  You really should resolve the configuration problem rather than trying to find a way arount it.

id start by making sure that your exchange server is pointed (and only pointed to) your internal DNS servers
also go to a domain controller and run netdiag and dcdiag from command line and look for errors.
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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
Since I can't access the properties of the public folder from Exchange system manager, what are the requirements to set permission for the public folders from Outlook. I have a domain administartor account, when I open the properties of a public folder from outlook I get 03 tabs[general,Home Page ,Summary]in summary I see your permission:author
but the permissions are grayed out.
So how am I going to set up permissions there?
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
the problem is that the domain admin account doesn't have ownership rights to this public folder. so you have 2 options:

1.  log in as the owner of the public folder, open outlook and give the domain ownership rights to the public folder
2.  do what i mentioned above and do it from the ESM.

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ChuckbuchanAuthor Commented:
this solved one problem.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317180

your answers are also correct though.

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rindiCommented:
thanx
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