Supporting Messaging Clients

Configure Read, Write, and Browse Permissions

When you set permissions on a virtual directory, all users are granted the same permissions to access the folders or mailboxes the virtual directory specifies. To prevent specific content from being read or changed, set permissions on the public folder. The virtual directory settings are general restrictions imposed by IIS. Virtual server settings do not override permission to access mailboxes and public folders set on the user's account.

To configure read, write, and browse permissions:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to HTTP.


    1. Server
    2. Protocols
    3. HTTP
  3. To set permissions on the server's root directory, right-click a virtual server, and then click Properties. To set permissions on additional virtual directories, expand the HTTP virtual server, right-click a virtual directory, and then click Properties.
  4. Click Access, and then use the check boxes to grant or deny all users the ability to Read, Write, or Browse directories.