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Exchange Public Folder permissions

SvenIA asked

In our company we store project related e-mails in the Exchange 2003 public folders. We have 5 departments within the company, wich all have 1 public folder with lots of subfolders.

The problem is, when I set permissions for a new employee on the root public folder, the subfolders do not inherrit these permissions. So I have to set the permissions manually on all those subfolders. And there are a lot of them!

Is there a way to set the permissions only on a root folder and then let the subfolders inherrit these permissions?
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The sub folders should inherit the permissions of the folder above, unless it has been disabled.

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996122(EXCHG.65).aspx

To restore the permissions required by Exchange Server:
In Exchange System Manager, right-click the Folder container, select the public folder tree, and then click Properties.

In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then select Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object.

Wait for Active Directory to replicate the change to all of the domain controllers.

Right-click the public folder store and click Mount Store.

Microsoft have a good word document available:

Use "Manage Settings" (Exchange 2003 SP2) options to propagate the permission setting to its subfolders


Use PFDAVAdmin tool to configure the permission on the public and propagate the permission change to its subfolders.

Refer TechNet article to use PFDAVAdmin tool to propogate the permission


Very nice and easy to use tool! This helped me fix my problem!

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