Small Business Server 2008 – How to Change Mailbox Rights

I wanted to allow other users full access to an email account “info”.  This is a generic account shared by a few users.  In SBS 2003, it was a simple click on the user in Active Directory, and edit a property.  In Small Business Server 2008 (or Exchange Server 2007) it’s a little more complicated…first go to the Exchange Management Console (Start – Programs – Exchange 2007).  Click on the EMC…then paste the following command into the free text console.

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity “Info” -User JoeBloggs -Accessright Fullaccess -InheritanceType all <ENTER>

Change the usernames as you like.  In the example above I am adding JoeBloggs to have rights to the Info account.  You can use the cursor keys to move back to allow you to edit the command.

About mclark

20 years, Computer Engineer. Bsc Hons Computer Science, Durham Uni.
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2 Responses to Small Business Server 2008 – How to Change Mailbox Rights

  1. mclark says:

    The rights that you can allocate are as follows. In my example I used FullAccess.

    * FullAccess
    * SendAs
    * ExternalAccount
    * DeleteItem
    * ReadPermission
    * ChangePermission
    * ChangeOwner

    Matthew Clark
    Bristol PC Repair and Computer Support
    support@bristol-computer-support.co.uk

  2. Jim Robinson says:

    Great, thanks….just installed a new SBS 2008 server and this solved my problem straight away.

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