Exchange 2013 public folder permissions

We recently migrated our public folders over from Exchange 2010 to 2013 with no problem.

I am trying to create a new public folder and hide the folder from view from all users unless we grant them permission to see the folder.

If I open up the newly created public folder from the EAC to manage the permissions I can see that there are no users defined at all (see screenshot) however the public folder is visiable to all users. We have other public folders at the same level that are hidden reom view but I can't see how this is acheived? Do we need a deny permission somewhere?

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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
What happens if you look at the public folder through Outlook?

It is probably the "Default" permission that is causing the problem here, which isn't shown in the GUI. You need to change "Default" to none, either via Outlook or EMS.


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vmdudeAuthor Commented:
Hi Simon,

Yes, did a little looking myself and it was indeed the Default user I want to be looking at in Outlook. Can either set to none or untick / tick the folder visable box..

Tried to keep public folders at arms length normally, be nice to get phase them out :)
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
I always set Default to none. That way I know it isn't getting any permissions at all. Then set the permissions I want. Even if that is a folder that everyone should see, I still set specific permissions.

vmdudeAuthor Commented:
One final question if I may? Would you typically set the permissions via outlook or Via the GUI/Shell? I'm assuming permissions can be applied to groups as well?
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