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Permissions tab missing in Outlook / Exchange 2010 public calendar

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I am the Sys Admin of my organization and I need to adjust the permissions for a public calendar.  It was my understanding that all public calendars granted Author permission to all but anonymous users, but I have a group of users that can add items, but cannot edit or delete their own items.

I have 4 calendars in a folder called Department Calendars which is inside the Public Folders.  When I right click on 2 of them and go to Properties (in Outlook), I get three tabs: General, Home Page, and Summary.  When I right click on the other two I get General, Home Page, and Permissions.

I need to edit the permissions of them all.  What is the difference between these two sets of calendars?  Why are 2 giving me the Permissions tab and 2 not?  How can I edit the permissions of the 2 that do not give me the Permissions tab?  What do I need to set or edit in Exchange so that I can get that tab?

Thanks,
Jono
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Example: Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -User jimmy -Identity \AVH -AccessRights Owner
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The easiet way is to log in to Outlook with the account you used to set up the public folder (administrator).  Find the public folder and right click on it and select properties.  You should see a tab that says 'Permissions'.  You can control access to the folder from there.
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Try the following command  Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity "\public folder name" -AccessRights Owner -User username
substitute "\public folder name" for the one you're trying to give access to and username for the user you're trying to give access, or give the administrator account a mailbox and then go into public folders, right click on the public folder in question and select permissions. Add the user and give them the required permission.(editor)
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Hi JBond2010.  Thanks for the reply.  I am trying to add my user ID into the powershell cmdlet you gave and I got this error:
"The term 'Add-PublicFolderClientPermission' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again..."

Could there be a syntax error there?  Should I be entering this into another place other than the powershell?

I just upgraded from Exchange 2003 to 2010 and I am not at all familiar with it.  It seems that in 2003, things were pretty intuitive; I'm lost in 2010.

Thanks for your help.
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You can do this through the EMC - Exchange Management Console and the Powershell. Make sure you have Service Pack 1 installed for Exchange 2010.
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I don't have SP1 installed.

It's amazing to me (and I guess this is my frustration talking) that it's so difficult to set permissions on a folder in Exchange 2010.  With 2003 I could just go to that folder and do it right in Exchange.

There certainly has to be a way to set these permissions in Exchange 2010 without SP1, and a GUI solution would be preferable.  Is that just something that was left out, requiring SP1?
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Be sure to install service pack 1. The commands I provided in my previous comments should work for you.
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Did you check this link from Microsoft
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997986.aspx

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I did look at the link, but it applies to SP1.  I guess that command only exists in SP1.

Was there no way to set permissions on a calendar prior to SP1?  This seems to be a very rudimentary task.  Why is it so difficult to do in Exchange 2010?
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That's it. So, install service pack 1 and this should hopefully work for you.
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by:Jono Martin
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I apologize for the delay on this.  I still have a legacy 2003 Exchange server and I was able to just go in there and take care of it.  I'll be installing SP1 this weekend and getting rid of the legacy server.

Anyway, points awarded.

Jono
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