Working with Permissions for Public Folders and Mailboxes


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-04

Managing administrative access to mailbox and public folder stores is similar to managing administrative access to the server itself. This section contains an overview of the permissions that you need to manage public folders and mailboxes. Before you start management tasks on public folders and mailboxes, read the sections that pertain to the tasks that you plan to perform:

  • Using Exchange Administrative Roles with Exchange Store Components   This topic explains what access the various Exchange administrative roles (Exchange Full Administrator, Exchange Administrator, and Exchange View Only Administrator) provide to mailbox stores, public folder stores, and public folder trees.

  • Understanding the Types of Permissions That Control Access to Mailboxes and Public Folders, Using Mailbox Permissions, and Using Public Folder Permissions   These topics explain how the permissions on store contents—mailboxes, public folders, and the messages they store—are much more complex than permissions used elsewhere in Exchange, and provide basic information about how to use these permissions.

    A detailed explanation of how these permissions work is beyond the scope of this topic. For a full explanation of how store permissions work, see Working with Store Permissions in Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003.
    If you are doing any troubleshooting with store permissions, or if you must modify permissions in ways other than the delegation methods, it is strongly recommended that you study "Working with Store Permissions in Exchange 2000 and 2003" first.
  • Maintaining the Minimum Permissions Required for Mailbox Stores and Public Folder Stores   This section explains the minimum permissions that are required for mailbox stores and public folder stores to function correctly.