XADM: Using PFADMIN to Remove Public Folder Permissions

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This article explains how to use Pfadmin.exe to remove mailboxes from the permissions list of Microsoft Exchange Server public folders.

Pfadmin.exe ships with the Microsoft BackOffice Resource Kit, Second and Third Editions, and allows an Exchange Server administrator to manipulate public folders.

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To remove a mailbox from the permissions list of a public folder, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Exchange Server computer or another server or workstation, install Pfadmin.exe from the BackOffice CD by copying the files Pfadmin.exe and Aclcls.dll to the local hard drive.
  2. Install the Exchange client or Microsoft Outlook, on the computer used in the previous step.
  3. Log on to Windows NT as the Exchange Service Account or an account that has Service Account Admin privilege on the Exchange Organization Site and Configuration containers.
  4. Create a MAPI profile called "PFProfile". Add the Exchange Server Service to the profile and configure this service with a valid mailbox and server name.
  5. Type the the following command from an MS-DOS command prompt:
    PFADMIN "PFProfile" SETACL "<Folder Path>" "<Mailbox Name>" remove no
    Where <Folder Path> is the full path to the public folder <Mailbox Name> is the display name of the mailbox to be removed from the permissions list of the folder specified by <Folder Path>

    NOTE: The above command will only remove the mailbox from the folder specified. If you wish to recursively remove the mailbox from the permissions of the specified folder and all its sub-folders, then do not type no at the end of the above command.

    Make sure that you are using version 1.30 or later of Pfadmin.exe


Article ID: 188629 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
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