Microsoft KB Archive/254638

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Article ID: 254638

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q254638


Sometimes a public folder is visible in the folder hierarchy in the Exchange Server 5.5 Administrator program but you cannot access the properties and you cannot see the public folder in any of the clients.


It is possible that the folder is both orphaned and is not visible in any client because the folder may have permissions set on it so that the folder itself only has access to the folder. Permissions need to be added to the folder.


You can use the Exchange Resource Kit PFAdmin tool to add permissions to the public folder. To do so:

  1. Log on with the Exchange Server Service Account, and using a profile that has the Exchange Server Service Account as owner, run PFAdmin to change the permissions.
  2. At a command prompt, type the following command:

    pfadmin.exe profile_name SETACL foldername\foldername default owner anonymous owner

Now permissions for the folder are set so that all users can view them.


For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

261093 XADM: Readme Document for the Pfinfo.exe Program

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