In Outlook 2007, when you disable the permission controls for mailbox folders by setting the DisableEditPermissions registry entry, the permission controls for public folders are disabled unexpectedly

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Symptoms

In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, when you disable the permission controls for mailbox folders by setting the following registry data, mailbox folders are disabled as expected. However, the permission controls for public folders are also disabled unexpectedly.
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Registry subkey Registry entry DWORD value
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\FoldersDisableEditPermissions1

Resolution

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the permission controls for mailbox folders only, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Outlook 2007 hotfix package that is dated May 06, 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    952291 Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): May 06, 2008
  2. Set the DisableEditPermissions registry entry DWORD value to 1. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start Registry Editor.
      • In Windows Vista, click Start
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        the Start button
        , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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        User Account Control
        If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
      • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\Folders
    3. Right-click DisableEditPermissions, and then click Modify.
    4. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    5. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
To disable permission controls for public folders only, follow these steps:
  1. Install the Outlook 2007 hotfix package that is dated May 06, 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    952291 Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): May 06, 2008
  2. Set the DisableEditPermissionsPublicFolders registry entry DWORD value to 1. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start Registry Editor.
      • In Windows Vista, click Start
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        the Start button
        , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

        Collapse this imageExpand this image
        User Account Control
        If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
      • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\Folders
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type DisableEditPermissionsPublicFolders, and then press ENTER:
    5. Right-click DisableEditPermissionsPublicFolders, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.

More information

After you install the hotfix package from KB952291, the DisableEditPermissions registry entry DWORD value indicates different functionality than it does before you install the hotfix package.

Before you install the hotfix package from KB952291, the DisableEditPermissions registry entry DWORD value indicates the following functionality:
  • When the value is set to 1, the permission controls are disabled for both mailbox folders and public folders.
  • When the value is set to 0, the permission controls are enabled for both mailbox folders and public folders.
After you install the hotfix package from KB952291, the DisableEditPermissions registry entry DWORD value indicates the following functionality:
  • When the value is set to 1, the permission controls are disabled for mailbox folders only. In this case, the permission controls are not disabled for public folders.
  • When the value is set to 0, the permission controls are enabled for both mailbox folders and public folders.

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Article ID: 952684 - Last Review: September 3, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
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