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The highest public folder in a hierarchy is called a top-level public folder. By default, all users in an Exchange organization can create top-level public folders. However, you can change this default setting with the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) editing tool, which is part of the Windows 2000/2003 support tools. Here's how:
- Start the ADSI Edit utility (Start -> Programs -> Windows 2000 support tools -> Tools -> ADSI Edit).
- Double click the Configuration container.
- Expand CN=Configuration, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange.
- Right click your organizational name's container and select Properties.
- Select the Security tab.
- Click Advanced.
- On the Permissions tab, find the entry with the name "Everyone" and a permission of "Create top-level public folder."
- Select the Deny checkbox.
- Click OK to exit all the dialog boxes.
- Close the ADSI Edit utility.
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This was first published in November 2005