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Outlook Public Folders and Public Calanders

Posted on 2007-07-19
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Public Folders in Outlook.

Ive always known they were there, I've just never needed to create one until now.

So i tried to create public calanders for people to use, but it wont let me, and I'm not sure why.

The system Im using is a standard Windows 2003 R2 SBS, I am the administrator but I would like at least 4 of the other staff members to be able to create and edit these folders, with another portion of the staff having access to update them.

Im sure its to do with permissions, I just dont know where to look. I have viewed a few pages on the web with no luck at all

Any help on this matter would be useful

Thanks :)
Question by:peachplc
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MrLonandB earned 400 total points
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Open Exchange System Manager. Follow the tree down to: Administrative Groups > First Administrative Group > Folders. Expand to Public Folders. Right-click and choose: Properties. Go to the Security tab. Grant your account full permissions.

Open Outlook from your client machine. Go down to: Public Folders > All Public Folders. Right-click on "All Public Folders" and choose:  "New Folder". Name your folder and finish it. Find the folder in the Public Folder tree that you just created and right-click on it and choose "properties". There you will find the "permissions" tab to allow the access to users that you need.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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"but it wont let me, and I'm not sure why"

Can you provide the exact error message you got?  Because that's probably the only way that we can know why.

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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and just in case you are getting a general "can't access" error from within Exchange System Manager, read this newsgroup post for how to troubleshoot:



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Right, I have done as MrLonandB said, I now have full control of the folder. Yet when I log into Outlook and try to create a folder I get the same error message back

Unable to create the folder. You do not have sufficient permission to perform this operation on this object. See the folder contact or your system administrator.

Hope someone has a solution :)
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