XADM: Permissions Are Maintained When You Copy a Folder

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If you use Outlook 2000 to connect to an Exchange 2000 Server computer, and then you copy a folder that you do not own to a folder that you do own, the permissions from the original folder are maintained in the new folder's properties. For example, if you have author permissions for a folder and you copy that folder to a different folder that you own, the owner of the original folder is listed as an owner of the new folder.

Note that this problem can occur with folders in the public or private information store, but is much more likely to occur with public folders.


This problem occurs because of an incorrect mapping between the Exchange Server 5.5 and Exchange 2000 Server access rights, which causes the access control list (ACL) from the original folder to be preserved during the copy process.


To work around this problem, manually modify the permissions for the new folder after the folder has been copied. To view the permissions for a folder, right-click the folder, click Properties, and then click the Permissions tab.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server.


In Exchange Server 5.5, when you copy a folder under these circumstances, the new folder inherits the parent folder's permissions, but none of the permissions from the original folder are maintained. In Exchange 2000 Server, the parent folder's permissions are still inherited, but the permissions from the original folder are also maintained.


Article ID: 282241 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.4
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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