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Exchange 2010 public folders and permission

Harold asked
Last Modified: 2014-08-07
We have folders that were already setup and I added a new user to Exchange and assigned him permissions to folders as needed. There are 3 that WILL NOT let him see below the parent folder. I have removed and added back, 3 times with no change.

What am I missing?
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imkotteesSenior Messaging Engineer

Is he able to see the parent folder?

Is he part of any other group which has reviewer access to those PFs?
HaroldNetwork Engineer


imkottees: He can see the parent w/content and SEE the subfolders, just not content. He has Editor permissions.
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HaroldNetwork Engineer


I did for the one user, but I really don't want to remove EVERYONE, this was unfortunately setup without groups
imkotteesSenior Messaging Engineer

was it working for that one user
HaroldNetwork Engineer


no that is the one I created this question for

for kicks, I added myself, which I did not have access and I got access immediately. Now I see what all the other users assigned there see.
Murali ReddyExchange Expert

Did you tried giving the access from EMS

Get-PublicFolder "\PFIdentityPath" -Recurse |Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -User "UserName" -AccessRights "AccessType"

Something like-

Get-PublicFolder "\MyTestPF\PublicFodler1" -Recurse |Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -User "TestUser1" -AccessRights "Editor"

preferably run from the server hosting the public folder database.
Murali ReddyExchange Expert

Can you also check the current access part by running..

Get-PublicFolder "\PFIdentityPath" -Recurse |Get-PublicFolderClientPermission

.. and see if the granted access does exists for the users.
HaroldNetwork Engineer


imkottees: I had been removing from the Parent folder then, just adding it back, which had no affect. Today I removed permissions from Sub-filders back to Parent, then added back and this worked. I don't understand why but at least it is fixed.

Thank you
imkotteesSenior Messaging Engineer

Good to know that, happy ending ;-)

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