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Remove / reset permissions from Exchange sub-tree or .pst-file

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Hi,

i have migrated from an externally hosted Exchange solution to a local Exchange on SBS 2008. I have copied all mailboxes and public folders via .pst export / import.

Mailboxes work just fine, but I have issues with the public folders:

On the external server the access permissions for the public folders were issued distinctly for every user (level 7), while standard permissions where none, like:

standard: none
user a: level 7
user c: level 7
user d: level 7
user ....

After import on the new server this results in a lot of level 7 permissions for invalid UIDs and no standard permissions (+ a level 8 permission for the user used for import).

standard: none
importing user: level 8
NT User:S-1-23-45-67......: level 7
NT User:S-1-23-45-67......: level 7
NT User:S-1-23-45-67......: level 7
.........

I would now have to go through every sub-folder and set standard permissions to level 7 (and delete the invalid entries).

Can I some somehow reset or edit all permissions either in the pst or after importing them to Exchange?

Any advice greatly appreciated.
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by:Tyler Laczko
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If you open the mail manager
browse through the tree to your public folder
right click and there is a permissions wizard that can change permissions through the tree.

(I recently learned of this amazing feature)
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by:Tyler Laczko
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Exchange System Manager
Admin Groups->First Admin Group->Folders->Public Folders
Right click on any part of the tree and select: All Tasks->Manage Settings
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by:alexandrus
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Thank you for the quick answer, but I can't seem to find admin groups in the Exchange Manager. Are you using Exchange 2007?

I have opened the public folder management console, but there is no task as you described it.
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Tyler Laczko earned 500 total points
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sorry thats for 2003

You want to dl and install pfdadmin for your exchange server. It gives a gui for all management tasks.

MS really messed up with their admin side of 2007
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Yep, had found it myself..

For all who want to use PFDAVAdmin.EXE: It needs .NET Framework 1.1 installed (the tool itself won't tell you this).

As it seems, MS has made this point better in Exchange 2010.
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