OMG Wot? Public folder permissions

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Billy, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Billy

    Billy Guest

    Very quick question!

    I have been all over the Public Folder Management Console trying to find
    the bit where I can stipulate folder permissions for users. When I google
    the only relevant stuff I can find is from Microsoft and it aint too

    Am I actually supposed to configure public folder permissions per file
    and folder using dumb command line instructions in the Exchange
    Management Shell or is there a shiny applet I haven't found somewhere
    just for this purpose?
    Billy, Jul 15, 2009
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  2. Unless I'm missing something, just do it from the folder's properties in
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 15, 2009
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  3. Billy

    Billy Guest

    Good answer and I tried that yesterday, It worked, on the parent folder
    but all the folders contained within remain the same. I have a bad
    feeling that I really will have to go through each and every file and
    folder updating the permissions.

    Thanks for your help :)
    Billy, Jul 15, 2009
  4. Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jul 15, 2009
  5. Billy

    Al Williams Guest

    For SBS2003 (you don't mention what version you are dealing with) you can
    setup permissions for all folders and subfolders in the ezchange manager.
    Goto the Admin groups->first AG-->folder->public folder view, right click
    the public folder you want and choose all tasks->manage settings and follow
    the wizard.
    Al Williams, Jul 15, 2009
  6. Billy

    Billy Guest

    This sounds real promising but I am using 2008. I used to use 2003 and
    in all honesty it made more sense, was more intuitive and got the job
    done quicker faster better. To be fair though I haven't been using 2008
    for that long so I suppose I should give it more of a change before
    downgrading. Do you know if there is an equivalent in 2008? I will go
    look for it now but if you know there is then great :)

    Thanks for your help!
    Billy, Jul 16, 2009
  7. Billy

    Billy Guest

    I am using 2008 and the DAV tool wont install (I know it isn't compatible
    but yes I tried anyway, lol), im not sure if there is 64bit version but I
    intend to find out. I used this tool quite a bit when using 2003, it is
    well worth getting to know. It got me out of trouble a few times when
    users for no good reason decided to delete public folders.

    Thanks for the suggestion :)
    Billy, Jul 16, 2009
  8. Billy

    Al Williams Guest

    Sorry, no idea.

    You may want to try the exchange2007 or sbs2008 groups. Goto for information on connecting to the new SBS2008 NG.
    Al Williams, Jul 16, 2009
  9. Billy

    Billy Guest

    Thanks for your help, I too still have no idea :)

    I did try another sbs group forum thing but it was like way too involved
    just for a newsgroup, you almost need to be Microsoft Certified just to
    use it.

    From hot to not in one missing feature, what were they thinking not
    having an easy to use shiny little app that you can use to get and set
    public folder permissions? Microsoft FAIL #9,99999999999999991
    Billy, Jul 17, 2009
  10. Billy

    Al Williams Guest

    The SBS2008 group isn't too hard to join and its free. The main reason to
    create it was to avoid spam IIRC.

    If you want to stray public, try posting to

    As for your permissions, I suspect there is a command line function to do it
    in the "powershell". They moved a lot of admin things in there from what
    I've read. Great for techie admins, not so great for SBS.
    Al Williams, Jul 17, 2009
  11. Billy

    Billy Guest

    I am so so so so so so stupid, didnt even occur to me to run it from XP.
    Thank you so much!
    Billy, Jul 24, 2009
  12. Billy

    Billy Guest

    I know, I think they only moved it out to the command line so they can
    say "see Unix users we do have a decent command line tool set we are a
    proper OS". Don't fix what's not broken Microsoft, minus 10 house points!
    Billy, Jul 24, 2009
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