How to set recursive folder permissions in an Exchange mailbox ?
Posted on 2007-12-05
We are running Exchange with SBS2003 / Outlook2003.
We created a utility mailbox, which would act as a store for old archived messages which all our users might need access to.
We copied a lot of data into this mailbox, mainly messages. It was from several users, and there are lots of folders and sub-folders. One folder has about 70 sub-folders for example.
Trying to set folder permissions is proving a nightmare. At the moment I have to go to each folder and set the permissions EXPLICITLY on each folder. With so many folders it will take a long time, and increases the chance of human error and missing one or two permissions.
Shouldn't there be a way for permissions set on a folder to replicate down recursively to all the sub-folders ? Then we could just add all 4x users to the root folder, and the permissions would propagate down the hierarchy ?
But don't know why this is not happening, or how to turn it on.....