When you use the Public Folders tool in Exchange 2007 SP1 you can’t change the client permissions for the public folders. I learned this the hard way today. It turns out you can still do it but you will have to open ‘Exchange Management Shell’ in order to do it.
Here the complete step-by-step:
- Logon to your ‘Exchange 2007’ server.
- Open the ‘Exchange Management Shell’.
- Type the below, replacing ‘public folder name’ with your public folder name/path.
*NOTE* – You must keep the \ at the front of it and also replace ‘username’ with the username. Here’s how the command will look.
Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity "\public folder name" -AccessRights Owner -User username
Repeat the command for any other public folders that you wish to change the permissions on.
In the example above I used Owner but you can actually assign other types of permissions as well. You can replace Owner with the below:
When you run the command you should see something similar. I used PublishingEditor instead of Owner:
Hope this helps!