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Using a security Group on public folder permission

I have a global security group defined in Active Directory, not email enabled - used for security only.  However all clients belonging to it are mail enabled.

I have a public folder defined in Outlook 2003.

However, I cannot seem to assign permissions to the folder based on the security group.

I do seem to be able to use other security groups that are defined identically, with the one exception of they do have an email address associated with the security group.

How do I assign permissions based on a security group without assigning an email address to the security group?

I have tried going through Outlook from an Owner account.
I have tried going through Exchange System Manager, but for this folder "Directory rights" are disabled
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mrichmon
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mrichmon
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
>How do I assign permissions based on a security group without assigning an email address to the security group?

You don't.  For outlook permissions, it must be mail enabled.

-red
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
I was hoping that wasn't the answer.  Because we just want to share a calendar with a group of people and want to add that group based on the security group, without creating a new email address (since the group members are all email enabled).  it seems like a waste to assign an email address to the group when it isn't needed...
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
What is the big deal with giving the group an email address as well?

I don't really see how it is a waste, I mean, I can see how you may feel it is unnecessary, but I don't see that as a problem.

-red
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SembeeCommented:
Outlook can only work with mail enabled groups, which also appear in the GAL. I only create security groups for that very reason - I can then use them for permissions and email distribution.

Simon.
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mrichmonAuthor Commented:
Woohoo a thread of deleted comments ;)

Anyway thanks for the comments
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bbgdistCommented:
I want to give 2 people more permissions in the Public Folders

If i add a distribution group from AD to the Public Folders, will this work as permissions?

Or do i manually need to enter both of them from  AD into the Public Folders Permissions?
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kieran_bCommented:
That should be a new question, but in short, yes, it will work.
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