Public Folder Permissions in a Mixed-ModeMicrosoft Exchange Organization
Published: August 2001
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Permissions replication is the most common source of public folder problems inorganizations that use both Microsoft
Exchange Server version 5.5 andExchange 2000 Server. If users report that they are unable to see or access publicfolders in Microsoft Outlook
, problems with permissions replication between thetwo versions of Exchange are frequently to blame. You can avoid such problems if you take steps to ensure consistency between the directory data in both versions of Exchange, and if you follow recommended practices for setting permissions onpublic folders.To illustrate the concepts behind public folder permissions in mixed-mode Exchangeorganizations, this paper examines the Exchange organization of a fictitiouscompany, Woodgrove Bank. When Woodgrove Bank first adds servers runningExchange 2000 to its organization, it attempts to replicate existing public folders tothe new servers and experiences some problems. This paper describes the problemsWoodgrove Bank encounters, the reasons such problems occur, and how WoodgroveBank remedies the problems.This paper discusses what happens when Woodgrove Bank installs Exchange 2000Server Service Pack 1 (SP1) on its servers running Exchange 2000. Exchange 2000SP1 improves the way public folder permissions replicate between Exchange 2000and Exchange 5.5.
Woodgrove Bank’s Experiences with ReplicatingPublic Folders
This section explains the problems experienced by Woodgrove Bank. Prevention of these problems is discussed later in this paper.