Solved

How to set recursive folder permissions in an Exchange mailbox ?

Posted on 2007-12-05
4
2,425 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
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.....
0
Comment
Question by:zorba111
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
ormerodrutter earned 500 total points
ID: 20411754
Why didn't you set this on Exchange server? Grant the users whatever permissions to that utility mailbox?
0
 

Author Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 20412183
I did this from Outlook by setting the top level mailbox node's permission.

The permissions did not get inherited to the sub-folders.

Would it be any different had I done this from the server?
IE the permissions would have been inherited down the chain ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 20412496
>> Would it be any different had I done this from the server?
>> IE the permissions would have been inherited down the chain ?

Well, I found out for myself - most definitely YES !!
This time the permissions were inherited down the chain and all is well.

So thank you !

I'd love to know why it worked one way but not the other way, just b4 I close this
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:zorba111
ID: 31412854
thanks ormerodrutter
would've loved a one-liner explanation of why it worked this way but not from Outlook, but that's only the cherry on top :-)
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
In this step by step procedure, you will come to know the details of creating an Outlook meeting in 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question