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Exchange 2007 Public Folder Rights

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We have a customer running Windows Server 2008 with Exchange 2007, The customer has a large amount of Public Folders and I need to give 2 users access so they can add / remove / delete public folders through Outlook.

I have already added them to the Public Folders administrator group with no luck and these users are not allowed Full Exchange Rights.

Is there anything else I can try?

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by:Glen Knight
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You need to use the Shell to assign permissions, see here for how: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310789(EXCHG.80).aspx
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by:RichardBrain
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I have already tried the following with no luck.

Get-PublicFolder -recurse | Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User
UserName-AccessRights AllExtendedRights -whatIf

Thanks for the reply
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by:Glen Knight
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what if you use:

Add-ExchangeAdministrator -Identity 'username' -Role:'PublicFolderAdmin'
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by:RichardBrain
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Would that not make them an Exchange admin?

These users must not have full Exchange admin access

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by:Glen Knight
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no, that would make them a public folder admin.
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by:RichardBrain
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Ok i tried that with no luck im afraid

Add-ExchangeAdministrator : The user/group "*USER*" is already a member of the group "CN=Exchange Public Folder Administrators"

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by:Glen Knight
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Ok, how long ago did you add them to the public folder administrators group? Have they logged off since and back on again?
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by:RichardBrain
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They were added yesterday around 10am so just over 24 hours ago.

The users went home yesterday logging off and shutting down the PCs

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by:Glen Knight
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interesting :-/

What happens when they use Outlook to create new Public Folders then?
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by:RichardBrain
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The message is: ' Cannot create the folder. You do not have permission to create a subfolder under this folder. To check your permissions for the folder, right-click the top level folder, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu. See the folder owner or your administrator to change your permissions.
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by:Glen Knight
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And if you set the permissions through outlook using someone who has access, what happens then?
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by:RichardBrain
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I have done this to one folder and it works but i cant do it for every folder one by one via outlook because there are hundreds
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by:Glen Knight
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If you set it at the top of the tree the permissions should cascade, permissions for PF's should be managed through Outlook anyway
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by:RichardBrain
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The furthest up the tree i can go is All Public Folders, I right click and go to properties, in there i get a choice of:

Advanced or Folder Size
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Well, the only other way is to use the scripts as detailed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997966.aspx
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