Hide Public folders Exchange 2003

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Trying to cleanup public folders before we migrate to 2007 as we have quite a few. I was wondering if there is a way to hide public folders from outlook users from server side.  The goal is to hide them and see which ones people are actually using.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691421%28v=EXCHG.80%29.aspx
Hide from Exchange address list
Select this check box to hide the mail-enabled public folder from address lists

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Networking_Hardware/Switches/Q_26575596.html

Get-PublicFolder -Recurse -Identity "\TestPermissions" | Set-PublicFolder -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $True

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I am on exchange 2003 migrating to 2007, I want to hide them on exchange 2003..thanks and sorry for the confusion
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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I am not sure if we can take help of ADModify.net tool or maybe PFDAVAdmin ... if you can check with both once and you do get lot of options if need assistance with them check few articles get the tool and let me know

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i was thinking of just using pfdavadmin to remove permissions on the folders i want to hide.
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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Commented:
Yes that can work as well but every PF has a different set of users given permissions ..... try and hope that works or else can play with Modify items for some attribute

- Rancy
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Just take the permissions away.
If you change the Default Permissions to None and then grant specific users/groups permissions, anyone who doesn't have permissions to the folder will not see it.

Don't remove ALL permissions, as you will lock yourself out. ESM has tools that will allow you to set permissions at the top of a folder tree and then propagate them down to the sub folders.

Simon.
Subash SundharanIT Infrastructure Architect
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You may refer the following article for instructions..
Ref : http://www.petri.co.il/hide_public_folders_in_exchange_2000_2003.htm
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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leadtheway: As you had correctly said if you want to play with Permissions than use PFDavAdmin

- Rancy

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thanks all!

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