Can a user be given mailbox creation rights over a single mailbox store?

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
We run Exchange 2003 Front-end/Back-end scenario with a 2 node cluster on the back end.

Exchange 2003 SP2 installed.

I have an IT tech who is not a domain admin or an exchange admin of any type. We want to be able to give him mailbox creation rights over a single mailbox store that holds the users he supports. He does have full control delegated to him at the OU level where the users reside.

From what I understand and have read there is not way to do this.

Anyone have any advice on this?
Question by:dgagnon
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    What permissions do I need to be able to create and delete Exchange Server 2003 users?

    If you are responsible for both user and mailbox management, you need to have permissions to create a user object in Active Directory. For example, you could be a Domain Admin, Account Operator, or you might have delegated access to a specific organization unit. In addition, you need the following Exchange permission:

    The Exchange View Only Administrator role to the administrative group where the target Exchange Server 2003 server exists.

    More info related to permission:

    Author Comment

    After reading this article it appears that you can only give permissions at the Administrative Group level. You cannot give specific permissions at the mailbox store level for a user to have exchange account creation rights.

    Would you agree?

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    Expert Comment

    Yes I agree .

     Actually I was wondering if there is any tweak. Even If I find a tweak we have to find its ramification.  ( Thinking Aloud ) :)

    Author Comment

    I guess the only remaining question is if I give a user Exchange View only Administrator rights then with the second requirement of having object access I should be able to distinguish which set of users can be mailbox enabled. (If probably placed in AD)

    I am going to award points as this question has been taken to its limit.

    thanks december41991 for your comments!


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