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Public Folder Management

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

The Public Folder Management management role group is one of several built-in role groups that make up the Role Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions model in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Role groups are assigned one or more management roles that contain the permissions required to perform a given set of tasks. The members of a role group are granted access to the management roles assigned to the role group. For more information about role groups, see Understanding Management Role Groups.

Administrators who are members of the Public Folder Management role group can manage public folders and databases on servers running Exchange 2010.

For more information about public folders, see Understanding Public Folders. For more information about RBAC, see Understanding Role Based Access Control.

If you want to add or remove members to or from this role group, see the following topics:

By default, only members of the Organization Management role group can add or remove members from this role group. For more information about how to add additional role group delegates, see Add or Remove a Role Group Delegate.

You can use the following command to view a list of users or universal security groups (USGs) that are members of this role group.

Get-RoleGroupMember "Public Folder Management"

For more information about the members of a role group, see View the Members of a Role Group.

This role group is assigned management roles by default. The roles that are included are listed in the "Management Roles Assigned to this Role Group" section. You can add or remove role assignments to or from this role group to match the needs of your organization.

The role groups provided with Exchange 2010 are designed to match more granular tasks. By assigning roles to a role group, you enable the members of that role group to perform the tasks associated with the role. For example, the Journaling role enables the management of the Journaling agent and journaling rules. For more information about how roles are assigned to role groups, see Understanding Management Role Assignments.

The roles assigned to this role group are given default management scopes. Management scopes determine what Exchange objects can be viewed or modified by the members of a role group. You can change the scopes associated with assignments between roles and role groups. For example, you might want to do this if you only want members of a role group to be able to change recipients that are under a specific organizational unit or in a specific location. For more information about management scopes, see Understanding Management Role Scopes.

For more information about how to customize this role group, see the following topics:

If you want to create a role group and assign some of the roles that are assigned to this role group to the new role group, see Create a Role Group.

The permissions granted to members of the Public Folder Management role group are primarily determined by the management roles assigned to the role group. However, not all tasks that you need to perform are covered by management roles. This is because some tasks occur outside of the Exchange management tools and therefore the RBAC permissions model doesn't apply. For these tasks, permissions are provided by adding the Public Folder Management role group to the access control lists (ACLs) of certain Active Directory objects.

The following tasks are granted permissions by way of ACLs on Active Directory objects and not by management roles assigned to the Public Folder Management role group:

  • Creation, management, and deletion of top level public folders
  • Permissions management of top level public folders

The following table lists all the management roles that are assigned to this role group and the following attributes of each role assignment:

  • Regular assignment   Enables members of the role group to access the management role entries made available by the associated management role.
  • Delegating assignment   Gives members of the role group the ability to assign the specified role to other role groups, role assignment policies, users, or USGs.
  • Recipient read scope   Determines what recipient objects members of the role group are allowed to read from Active Directory.
  • Recipient write scope   Determines what recipient objects members of the role group are allowed to modify in Active Directory.
  • Configuration read scope   Determines what configuration and server objects members of the role group are allowed to read from Active Directory.
  • Configuration write scope   Determines what organizational and server objects members of the role group are allowed to modify in Active Directory.

For more information about role assignments and management scopes, see the following topics:

Management roles assigned to this role group

Management roleRegular assignmentDelegating assignmentRecipient read scopeRecipient write scopeConfiguration read scopeConfiguration write scope

Mail Enabled Public Folders Role

X

 

Organization

Organization

OrganizationConfig

OrganizationConfig

Public Folders Role

X

 

Organization

Organization

OrganizationConfig

OrganizationConfig

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