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    When a new user comes into our company, the user is given rights to the mailbox and then the permissions are set manually for each user on each folder/subfolder, there are hundreds of folders.
    If we migrate this mailbox to exchange 2010, will the issue with permissions propagating down be resolved?
    Is there a better way of doing this with 2003?

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    Re: Exchange 2003 - Problem propagating permissions to subfolders on a shared mailbox

    Why in the world are you manually setting permissions on the mailbox?

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      Re: Exchange 2003 - Problem propagating permissions to subfolders on a shared mailbox

      The subfolders do not inherit permissions from parent folders with exchange 2003.

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        Re: Exchange 2003 - Problem propagating permissions to subfolders on a shared mailbox

        What subfolders are you talking about? No manual setting of mailbox permissions has ever been required for any version of Exchange.

        The security principal "Self" has the "Full mailbox access" permission set to Allow by default. Each user is "Self" for their own mailbox. Therefore no manual setting of permissions for the user to their own mailbox or to any subfolders in the mailbox is required.

        If you're manually setting permissions for the user to their own mailbox then you're doing it wrong.

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          Re: Exchange 2003 - Problem propagating permissions to sub-folder on a shared mailbox

          If you are granting User A permissions to the mailbox of User B and have to do this a lot, why are you granting permissions to individual users anyway?

          You aren't following best practises - assign permissions to groups, assign users to groups. If you set the permissions just once to a group then you could just add and remove users as required.

          To answer your question - folder level permission inheritance hasn't changed in Exchange 2010, because it is a mailbox task. Inheritance only occurs at point of creation.

          You can use other tools to set the permissions.
          On Exchange 2003 pfdavadmin and on Exchange 2010 exfolders.
          http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2013/01/...s-on-exchange/

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