Solved

Remove Internet Newsgroups from Public Folders

Posted on 2012-04-06
2
1,262 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-08
I need to remove internet newsgroups from Exchange 2010 Public folders
I need to keep many other Public folders
How can I do this via Exchange Management Shell.
0
Comment
Question by:bpiatek
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Richard Schilke earned 500 total points
ID: 37817972
You may want to try hiding it as deleting it completely could be dangerous.

I found this method that works in 2007

Removing “Internet Newsgroups” in Exchange Server 2007

In legacy versions of Exchange, we saw the Internet Newsgroup public folder. This was intended to be used for a local NNTP source, where an org could have a local copy of some select newsgroups for their users to view. The feature never really went anywhere, and is now deprecated. But, if you’ve migrated from a legacy version of Exchange to Exchange 2007, the Internet Newsgroup is still there.

According to Microsoft, there is no supported method in Exchange 2007 for deleting that public folder. Some people have used ADSIEDIT to remove it, but that’s got the potential for disaster. The alternative is to hide it so it’s no longer visible.

Fire up Exchange Manager Shell and type

Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -identity "\Internet Newsgroups" | fl
By default, you should see permissions for two ‘users’, Default and Anonymous. Default are permissions for Active Directory authenticated users, and Anonymous is for unauthenticated users. We need to remove the permissions for Default.

Default has ReadItems, CreateItems, EditOwnedItems, and FolderVisible rights. We can’t just remove FolderVisible (that would make too much sense) since that’s a built in right that comes with some of the others. So we’ll remove them all by using:

Remove-PublicFolderClientPermission -identity "\Internet Newsgroups" -user Default -AccessRights ReadItems, CreateItems, EditOwnedItems, FolderVisible

Once you hit enter, you should be prompted to confirm the operation, and then the rights should be removed.

An important note is to leave a space between each right, and to only specify the rights that Default already has. Otherwise, you get an error.

Once the rights are removed, the Internet Newsgroups public folder will quickly disappear from Outlook.

While deleting the public folder may be preferred, hiding it from the list accomplishes the same end result as far as the user experience is concerned. This leaves a cleaner public folder hierarchy.

From http://www.ehloworld.com/113
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bpiatek
ID: 37822260
Excellent Solution!
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Disaster Recovery and Cloud Management

Learn from Unigma and CloudBerry industry veterans which providers are best for certain use cases and how to lower cloud costs, how to grow your Managed Services practice in IaaS clouds, and how to utilize public cloud for Disaster Recovery

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now