Q. How can I prevent nonadministrative users from creating top-level public folders in Exchange 2000 Server?

A. Exchange Server 2003 doesn't let nonadministrators create top-level public folders. To modify Exchange 2000 so that nonadministrative users can't create top-level folders, perform these steps:

  1. Enable the Exchange organization's Security tab, as explained in the FAQ "How can I enable the Security tab at the Exchange organization level?" (http://www.winnetmag.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=42869).
  2. Start the Exchange System Manager (ESM) utility.
  3. Right-click the organization and select Properties.
  4. Select the Security tab.
  5. Under Name, select the "Everyone" entry.
  6. In the Permissions section, clear the "Create top level public folder" check box under the Allow column.
  7. Click OK.

If you don't plan to add Exchange 2000 servers and have the Exchange 2003 installation media, an alternative method is to run the Exchange 2003 command

setup /forestprep

Be aware that if you use this method, adding another Exchange 2000 server in the future will re-enable all users' ability to create top-level folders.

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