Implementing Your Administrative Model

Understanding Exchange Objects and Inheritance

In Microsoft Windows 2000, when an object is created, it assumes the permissions of its parent object by default. This is known as inheritance.

Inheritance simplifies the task of managing permissions in your Exchange system the following ways:

For some Exchange objects, you can customize this inheritance. These objects are public folder trees, address lists, and MDBs. For these objects, you can specify that only the following containers or subcontainers inherit permissions: