SID Issues in Outlook 2007 after server reinstall

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
We recently created a new domain and used exmerge to move our mailboxes over to the new domain. Everything works fine except that some of the user's subfolders in their inbox look as if they are being shared. When I look at the shared permissions on the folder, I see a user SID which is actually the SID for that user from the old domain. Not everyone's mailbox is doing this. Mine wasn't like that, but when I created a new folder, it created the permissions for my user account on the old domain and it too looks like it is being shared. I need help in resetting the permissions on the existing folders, and preventing the shares from being created on new folders.

Here are the details of our environment:

Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2
Microsoft Exchange 2003
Windows XP SP3
Outlook 2007 (were using Outlook 2003 on old domain)
Question by:rsifford
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    Expert Comment

    This is a problem with using exmerge, particularly if permissions have been changed.

    You don't need to worry about permissions for the user themselves, as they have access to everything automatically. The permission is probably being set right at the top of the tree.

    The only Default permissions that you should see are "Default" which are "none" and "Anonymous" which again should be none.

    It will not be affecting the operation of the mailboxes, so is something that you can just cleanup as you move around the users when doing other things.


    Author Comment

    Thank you for your response. I now understand how this happened, but I still need an easy way to clean up the folders since we have several users and some users have 100+ subfolders in their Inbox. Do you have a solution to this?
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    Accepted Solution

    pfdavadmin might do it, but it isn't something I have tried. As it is now a SID, rather than a name, it might be more difficult to remove them in any kind of automated form.


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