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I have my public folders setup and need to set the permission on each of the folder(s) and subfolders.  I want some people to be able to view and others to not know they are there.  

Most of the post I have read are on a different version of exchange.  In my version I cannot see any folders to set permissions to.  I can under origanization config set a person as the public folder admin.

When I go to the exchange tools to handle the public folders, I do not see where I can set the permissions.

When I go to my outlook, click on the folder under summary permission It shows author and you cannot add or delete any roles.

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If you only see Author then that is all the permissions that you have.
What I would suggest that you do is create a group called "Public Folder Admins" or something like that, then use the AddUsersToPFRecursive.ps1 script (which is the scripts directory in the Exchange programs files group) to add that group as an owner to all folders. You can then add Administrator and possibly yourself to the group.
By granting the group Owner rights rather than a specific user it makes it easier to add another administrator at a later date.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998834.aspx

Simon.
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Couple of questions:

How come when I set these up and I have admin rights I am assigned author as the permission

When you suggest create a group called public folder admins, is that in active directory?  

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Your permissions in the Exchange have no relation to Public Folder permissions.

You can create the group either in AD or Exchange, as they are one and the same. However to use the group for permissions in Public Folders it needs to be mail enabled.

If you created the Public Folders you should have owner permissions. With Public Folders most permissive wins, so even if you are being granted more restrictive permissions via group membership or specifically, a higher permission could apply.

Simon.
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by:briordan79
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Simon,

I have setup a group in the Active Directory called PublicFolderAdmin

My PF has "My Public Folders" as the top level and test as the next level

I used the following command for myself and it worked:  AddUsersToPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\My Public Folders" -User "jswift" -Permission Reviewer

Next I tried running this command for that group or user:  
AddUsersToPFRecursive.ps1 -TopPublicFolder "\My Public Folders" -User "PublicFolderAdmin" -Permission Reviewer

and it throws out an error:  Get-PublicFolder : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Public'.At line:1 char:17 + get-publicfolder  <<<< -identity \My Public Folders -Recurse -resultsize unlimited

The Public Folder is mail enabled.

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by:Mestha
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Hopefully you meant that the group was mail enabled above?
What kind of group is it?

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The group mentioned above that I created in Active Directory has the following:

Group Scope is global, Group Type is secured, Canonical name of object is xxx/users/publicfolderadmin

When I ran the get-users in the EMS I did not see the publicfolderadmin, I did see if when I ran the get-groups.

"My Public Folders is mail enabled"

Thank you for your patience.
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