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Deleteing default permissions setting in a public calendar

Posted on 2007-04-03
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Here is a quick question
I have a public calendar in the public folder for my exchange 2003 system

I have been editing the permission and noticed that the default take presidence over all the other settings.

So if the default is set to reviewer and I set a group to owner, the group ends up with the default access of reviewer.  

Will removing the default setting break anything?
Should I remove the default setting to make this work or is there something else I am missing?

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Question by:Raynovac
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by:Sembee
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The best practise I use is quite simple - Default is set to none.
Public Folders operates on most permissive, not most restrictive, so if default is set to reviewer and a user has Owner permissions, then the owner permission for that user wins.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/public-folders-permissions.asp

Simon.
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by:Raynovac
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When I set the default permission to reviewer and give myself owner, it workes correctly.
When I set the default permission to reviewer and give the group I am a part of owner permissions, it throws those people into the default.  

Any ideas as to why the group isn't working?
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by:Sembee
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What type of group is it?
Not all groups work for public folder permissions.

Simon.
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by:Raynovac
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I have it set up as a security group with global
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by:Sembee
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You need to use USGs not GSGs.

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by:Raynovac
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I will try that tonight when no one is on the system.

I will get back to you tomorrow.

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is there a article that explains the difference between those 3 options: domain, global and universal?
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Not that I have found.
You have to build up knowledge from various sources as each one has its own role to play. I look at most things from an Exchange point of view, so I tend to only work with mail enabled groups. I tend to create everything in USG so that I can use the group for email and permissions.

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