powershell script to add permission to a shared mailbox

hello,

i have many shared mailbox in exchange 2013, i will use it to replace public folder.

i need to add permission to shared mailbox, full access is simple, but i need script to get every folder on shared mailbox like (inbox, calender....) and add to a group or user the Reviewer right or Contributor.

thanks for help
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Gareth GudgerSolution ArchitectCommented:
Hi. Just to confirm. So you want different folders in the Shared Mailbox to have different permissions for different users? Not just the blanket Full Access right.
cawasakiAuthor Commented:
i need for exemple to add for all mailbox folder the right Reviewer for group or user.
yes for exemple:
group1 will have full access.
group2 will have just reviewer right (to prevent delet item from mailbox)
Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
You will need to adjust the permissions on the folder level, as the Add-MailboxPermission cmdlet only allows you for certain level of access (you can use it for ReadPermission, but that only allows opening the mailbox, not expanding the folders, etc). Check for example here:

http://exchangeserverpro.com/grant-read-access-exchange-mailbox/
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cawasakiAuthor Commented:
hi Vasil,

i have test this script, and it seems to work but with error:
The operation couldn’t be performed because ‘test.mailbox:\Top of Information Store’ couldn’t be found.
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-MailboxFolderPermission], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=mailboxserver1,RequestId=44d1cd48-8a1b-46ae-bcf6-fda199f2be50,TimeStamp=13/10/2014 10
:32:20] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] B52CDE40,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTas
ks.AddMailboxFolderPermission
+ PSComputerName : mailboxserver1.domain.com

and this error:

The operation couldn’t be performed because ‘test.mailbox:\Calendar Logging’ couldn’t be found.
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-MailboxFolderPermission], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=mailboxserver1,RequestId=6097ea46-ae18-402c-b424-3f71cdaeccf9,TimeStamp=13/10/2014 10
:32:32] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] 42945040,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTas
ks.AddMailboxFolderPermission
+ PSComputerName : mailboxserver1.domain.com

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are this normal with exchange 2013??

thanks for help
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
There is a correction of the script posted down in the discussion. I've simplified that:
[CmdletBinding()]
param (
	[Parameter( Mandatory=$true)]
	[string]$Mailbox,

	[Parameter( Mandatory=$true)]
	[string]$User,

	[Parameter( Mandatory=$true)]
	[string]$Access
)

$exclusions = @("/Sync Issues",
                "/Sync Issues/Conflicts",
                "/Sync Issues/Local Failures",
                "/Sync Issues/Server Failures",
                "/Recoverable Items",
                "/Deletions",
                "/Purges",
                "/Versions"
                )

$mailboxFolderPaths = @(Get-MailboxFolderStatistics $Mailbox | ? { $exclusions -notcontains $_.FolderPath } | Select -Expand FolderPath)

foreach ($mailboxFolderPath in $mailboxFolderPaths)
{
	$folder = $mailboxfolderPath.Replace(“/”,”\”).Replace(“\Top of Information Store”,”\”)
	$identity = “$mailbox`:$folder"
	Write-Host “Adding $user to $identity with $access permissions”
	Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity $identity -User $user -AccessRights $Access
}

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cawasakiAuthor Commented:
hello,

sorry, i will test now and report
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