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Granting calendar permissions in bulk - Exchange 2007 / Outook 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our users are using Outlook 2007 and are connected to Exchange 2007.  Individuals can grant calendar permissions to other individuals through Outllook (reviewer-read only) and it can also be done at the server level.  What is the best way to grant 1 user access to multiple user's calendars with the least amount of effort?  Can I put the users in an AD group and then give permission to that group at the Exchange level?  Or can you do something else through powershell or the EMC?  If so, can you please run through the steps.  Thanks!
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:02 PM

Answers

  • Hello,
     
    Using PFDAVADMIN tool

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    1. Download PFDAVAdmin tool from the link:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=635be792-d8ad-49e3-ada4-e2422c0ab424&DisplayLang=en

                 

    2. Uncompress the contents into a folder. Double click “PFDAVAdmin.exe”.

    3. Click “File”->”Connect”. Input the Exchange Server name, Global Catalog name. Clear the “Authenticate as currently logged-on user” option, input Exchange administrator’s username and passwords in it.

    4. Click “All Mailboxes”. Click “OK”.

    5. Expand “Mailboxes”. Right click on the A user’s mailbox from which you would like to grant the Reviewer permission. Then select “Folder Permissions”

    6. Click Add button and add the delegate name.

    7. Click on the delegate name and select the permission level to “Reviewer”. Click “Commit Changes”

     

    “set-mailboxfolderpermission” is not available in Exchange 2007.

    Thanks,
    Simon

    • Marked as answer by spex5 Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:58 PM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 2:40 AM
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  • For Exchange 2007 it's still the same; pfdavadmin or programatically using EWS. Powershell option exists only for Exchange 2010 set-mailboxfolderpermission.
    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:09 PM
  • Thanks for the tip.  Could you please elaborate on how I would use either of those tools to achieve what I originally posted (granting 1 user the calendar permissions of multiple users)?  I would think you could do it right in the Exchange Management Console.. or ADUC?  I'm just not clear on how or the best way.  

    I thought you could use powershell with 2007?  I guess you just don't access to the same library of commands that you do in 2010.

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:53 PM
  • Hello,
     
    Using PFDAVADMIN tool

    =================

    1. Download PFDAVAdmin tool from the link:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=635be792-d8ad-49e3-ada4-e2422c0ab424&DisplayLang=en

                 

    2. Uncompress the contents into a folder. Double click “PFDAVAdmin.exe”.

    3. Click “File”->”Connect”. Input the Exchange Server name, Global Catalog name. Clear the “Authenticate as currently logged-on user” option, input Exchange administrator’s username and passwords in it.

    4. Click “All Mailboxes”. Click “OK”.

    5. Expand “Mailboxes”. Right click on the A user’s mailbox from which you would like to grant the Reviewer permission. Then select “Folder Permissions”

    6. Click Add button and add the delegate name.

    7. Click on the delegate name and select the permission level to “Reviewer”. Click “Commit Changes”

     

    “set-mailboxfolderpermission” is not available in Exchange 2007.

    Thanks,
    Simon

    • Marked as answer by spex5 Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:58 PM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 2:40 AM
    Moderator