How can I limit the creation of top-level Exchange Public Folders?

A. By default, all users in the Exchange Organization can create top-level Public Folders; however, you can change the default with the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit tool, which is part of the Windows 2000 Support Tools (in the support\tools folder on the CD-ROM):

  1. Start the ADSI Edit utility (Start, Programs, Windows 2000 Support Tools, Tools, ADSI Edit).
  2. Double-click Configuration Container.
  3. Under the container, expand CN=Configuration, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange.
  4. Right-click your organizational name's container, and select Properties.
  5. Select the Security tab.


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  7. Click Advanced.
  8. On the Permissions tab, find the entry with a name of Everyone and a permission of "Create top level public folder."
  9. Select the Deny check box.
  10. Click OK to exit all the dialog boxes.
  11. Close the ADSI Edit utility.
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