Copying folders into a public folder doesn't inheit permission

Copying folders into a public folder doesn't inheit permission

Post by RXl0Y2 » Sat, 07 Jan 2006 07:45:01


I am having a problem with rights in Public Folders.
(Exchange 2003/Outlook 2003/Windows 2003 Server)

Goal:
Allow users to copy folders (with emails) from their Mailbox into the Public
folders.

Issue:
Users can copy folders into the Public Folders no problem but no one else
can see them.

Notes:
1. It seems like the folders are not inheriting the rights set on the
parent folder if they are "copied" into the Public Folder.
2. If they create a folder from scratch in the public folder it inherits
the rights from the parent Public Folder no problem. The problem with that
is that they need to copy hundreds if not thousands of folders into the
public folders and they can't go recreating all their folders.
3. Once the folder has been copied over, the user can simply check the
rights and give the "default" account Owner rights. However, this only seems
to work on the specific folder not child folders. It seems like they would
have to do this on every single folder.

End game:
I need all folders to inherit the rights from the parent folder when they
are copied into the parent, public folder.

Anyone seen this problem or know what I am talking about?

Please help.

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Chris Eytcheson
 
 
 

Copying folders into a public folder doesn't inheit permission

Post by Andy David » Sat, 07 Jan 2006 12:26:18

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 14:45:01 -0800, "Eytch"




Apply the permissions to child folders in ESM via the Public Folder
Settings Wizard.

 
 
 

Copying folders into a public folder doesn't inheit permission

Post by RXl0Y2 » Sat, 07 Jan 2006 15:29:02

Thanks Andy but I still have the same problem.
Any folder that gets copied into that folder does not inherit the rights.

I can overwrite the settings using that tool but it is still going to
confuse the hell out of my users when other people can't see the folder.

Obviously, I could send them detailed instructions on how this works but I
am confused as to why this doesn't work like is does in a Windows File server.
Copied folders inherit permissions while moved folders retain their
permissions.
(Generally speaking)
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Chris Eytcheson