Configure Public Folders Through Outlook

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Hello Xperts,

I'm trying to manage and configure permissons on public folders, but I don't seem to be able to get to it for some reason. I logged on as the administrator account, open Outlook and go into the Summary in the properties, everything's greyed out.

How do I change or modify the permissions? I read almost all the articles here, and the quick and easy solution is to use Outlook client to change/add/modify permissions.

Can someone please advise?

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You need to have owner permissions to the public folder you are wishing to change.
This can be set via Exchange manager in Exchange 2003 or Powershell in Exchange 2007.

Once you have owner rights, you will see the permissions tab in outlook - when viewing the folder properties.


Thanks for that.

Whats the command in Powershell to add this to the root directory?
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Download PowerGui here

Download the corresponding powerpack for your exchange version

Fire-up PowerGui and go to public folders.
check properties permissions - do the needful.

PS: you have to be do this when you are logged in as domain admin
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Powershell command for 2007 - assuming folder under "All Public folders" is FolderName, and owner-to-be mailbox displayname is OwnerMailbox.

add-PublicFolderClientPermission -identity "\FolderName" -user "OwnerMailbox" -accessRights Owner

ALL FOLDERS under FolderName
get-publicfolder -identity "\FolderName" -recurse | add-publicfolderclientpermission -accessrights "Owner" -user "OwnerMailbox"


I'm getting the following error trying to add administrative permission....      

Cannot bind parameter 'AccessRights'. Cannot convert value "publishereditor" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Management.MapiTasks.PublicFolderAccessRight". Error: "Requested value 'publishereditor' was not found." (Add-PublicFolderClientPermission)      At line: 1      

What could this mean? What am I missing that I need to configure?



I keep getting denied access:-

Add-PublicFolderClientPermission : Failed to commit the change on object "\" be
cause access is denied.

Anything I need to do with the Administrative side of things?


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