Thursday , May 14 2020

Quick Tip – New-MailboxFolder – Exchange 2013



New-MailboxFolder doesn’t have the capability of creating folders in users mailboxes.

When administrator is logged in . It has the capability of creating a folder only in Administrator mailbox

So an administrator cannot create Custom root folders in users mailboxes using this command. (RBAC has Implicit read scope set to Self – Which cannot be overridden)

EWS Managed API is the only alternative available to accomplish these tasks

PS —

To Create Folder in Administrator Mailbox

New-MailboxFolder -Parent administrator -Name Folder1

To Create Folder in Administrator Mailbox Below Inbox Folder

New-MailboxFolder -Parent :\Inbox -Name Folder1


Trying to Create a mailbox folder in user mailbox called “RR”

You will endup with an Error –saying it Doesn’t exist as it doesn’t have read permissions over the other objects


New-MailboxFolder -Parent RR -Name Folder1
The specified mailbox “RR” doesn’t exist.
+ CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [New-MailboxFolder], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=EXCH2013,RequestId=4ccd32aa-dd39-489d-918b-5b37c8ac8ee8,TimeStamp=7/21/2014 5:15
:21 AM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] DC37182,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTask
+ PSComputerName        :

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Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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One comment

  1. Thanks for this , not sure why its limited in RBAC , but here’s the script to create folders for other users!

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