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Outlook Exchange 2007: The Public Folder From HELL

We have a team in our company that gets a ton of use out of public folders.  We have setup email rules in outlook to send certain messages automagically into these folders.  Well every so often one of these friendly folks with awesome people skills drags these folders to another folder thus breaking the setup for everyone.  The rules break, the access breaks.  Because of the way permissions work it seems we can't give them just rights to put stuff in and out of the folders.  They end up with permissions to move and thus break things as well.  

Might a later version of Exchange like 2012 have a means of solving this?  Are there other approaches to public "foldering" that would allow me to save the users from themselves?  Whenever they mess things up it's a five alarm fire drill and finger pointing.  Anyone have an idea for improving this?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Might a later version of Exchange like 2012 have a means of solving this? - Exchange 2013 preview is out but need to check ... to be true dont think such will be available there but you never know :)

Are there other approaches to public "foldering" that would allow me to save the users from themselves? - You can block their access or just leave it to View and not Modify.

Whenever they mess things up it's a five alarm fire drill and finger pointing.  Anyone have an idea for improving this? - Auditing :)

Exchange 2010 auditing tools to track admin, end-user behavior
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tip/Exchange-2010-auditing-tools-to-track-admin-end-user-behavior

http://thoughtsofanidlemind.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/exchange-2010-public-folders-part-1/

Exchange 2010 SP1 (and later) ExFolders
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Exchange-2010-SP1-ExFolders-e6bfd405

- Rancy
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
The ExFolders looks intriguing.  You think that might help?

The Auditing is a good thought to find the perp without waiting for a confession.  :-)
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Without knowing what is actually being done, and why, it is hard to say if something is going to be better. Almost certainly the better solution will be a CRM or similar tool. While Public Folders are going away in Exchange 2013, the permissions are still not granular enough to stop what is happening with you. I don't like using public folders for company processes, only as a storage location where I can lock down the permissions so that content isn't moved.

Simon.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.
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