Importing Backed up PST into newly created public folder Exch 2010 sp1
Posted on 2011-03-23
We just implemented a new SBS 2011 Server into a client's office previously running a poorly setup SBS2003 box. Before freshly setting up the network of 5 computers we backed up the Public Folder to a PST on a local machine.
I can open the PST without a problem and read the contents in Outlook but when I go to import into a newly setup Public Folder I start getting permission errors.
I'm able to create a Sub Folder "Projects" but when I let the Import Export Wizard import the backed up PST into the Current Folder it'll create the Project Sub Folders (50 of them) but no subfolders down the hierarchy, I get a permission error saying it can't copy. Each Project Name has 2 subfolders Received and Sent... then Sent has another set of folders below that. The only way I can make this work is if each set of sub folders I go to the Management Console - Toolbox - Public Folder Management Console and manually add the permissions to that folder. It has the correct permissions on the Main Projects folder but doesn't get inherited down to the next folder in the hierarchy.
It's almost like some permissions are still burried inside of the PST files and overwriting the permissions of the Public Folder. If I was creating a new project from Scratch I have no problem creating folders and adding content.
Thanks in advance for the help.