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I would like team leaders read-only access to all team member mailboxes. This permissions must apply to all folders and inherit to new folders.

I would like to achieve this without modifying permissions from the client application.

Can anyone help me achieve this?

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As pointed out in the comments, this is not correct (even though it comes from Technet - go figure), but Exfolders, formerly known as PFDAVAdmin, does provide this functionality.

With PowerShell, it's pretty easy.

This example grants Ayla Kol read permission to Tony Smith's mailbox.

 Add-MailboxPermission -Identity "Tony Smith" -User "Ayla Kol" -AccessRights ReadPermission

You can either write a little script to find team leaders and their team members to feed into that cmdlet, or if your environment's a small one, you could always just do it manually.

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I had been using this command. It hadn't worked. I also can't seem to find a description of the different access rights; doesn't 'readpermission' allow reading of permissions? Or is it the read permission. – Ablue Jun 12 '12 at 22:05
Yes. Confirmed as suspected. – Ablue Jun 13 '12 at 4:25
Apologies, you're correct. Have you tried ExFolders? (The 2010 version of PFDAVAdmin)… – HopelessN00b Jun 13 '12 at 13:02
I haven't. I will give it a try right now. Many thanks. :) – Ablue Jun 13 '12 at 23:15
Sorry I haven't accepted this answer yet. I have been distracted with other problems. I hope to try again soon. At any rate perhaps a second answer should be submitted for exfolders as the answer submited is not correct. – Ablue Jun 26 '12 at 3:18

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