I have an Exchange 2K3 Server (running on a Windows 2000 Server). By default everyone has access to Public Folder. In AD I have a Security Group which I would like to completely restrict from access to Public Folders. Currenly ther are approximately 5 top level Public Folders. I do not want to take the approach of restricting access to the 5 top level folders - because if someone creates a 6th then the users who are restricted from the first 5 will have access to the 6th.
So, I really want to deny Public Folder access entirely to this particular Group.
Another approach would be to remove Public Folder access from the Anonymous and Everyone Groups. Then give access to groups I specify. But, I'm worried that method might break something (e.g. free/busy...).
In Exchange System Manager I can do not se a way of specifying top level access to Public Folders. well, that is not exactly true. Within my Storage group I got properties on Public Folders>Security tab placed a Deny entry for the Group I wanted to deny. But this had no effect.
You help is greatly appreciated.