How and what type of rights you need to use the Exmerge utility on Exchange 03?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am trying to restore a mail box from back up.  I have done most of the part.  Now when I run the exmerge utility, it is not going thru. I checked the properties of myself and administrator, both of the accounts has DENY for Receive as and Send as boxes, and they are grayed out.  I created a global security group, created a user added the user to global group, gave all the rights, still I am having the same issue.  Any help is very much appreciated.
Question by:A1BAG
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    Assisted Solution

    Below KB helps you....

    How to configure an account to use the ExMerge utility in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003
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    * Also that the "Domain Admins" and "Enterprise Admins" have got default DENY access to "Send As" and "Recieve As" permissions.

    * So make sure that the account that you are a using to do the Exmerge is not a member of the above groups.

    * Or else you could explicitly remove the DENY permissions from both the groups if you need to be the member of them

    * And the below link might be helpful to grant yourself rights at the organizational level

    Good Luck (^_^)


    Author Closing Comment

    Amit's Answer was right to the point.  Rudram's answer was very helpful, learned a registry hack, and used it too.  But I haven't tried to run the exmerge yet.  I will be doing it after hours today.  I think the problem solved though.  Thanks very much.

    Author Comment

    Hi guys:  however, after all the efforts, still having rights issue.  any thoghts?
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    Expert Comment

    * Check the account that you are using is not a member of any group (either Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins or any other group that may have a deny permission)

    * Else try using a new user account that would not be a member of any groups (just the default Domain Users) and then grant it permissions accordingly and try Exmerge

    Good Luck (^_^)

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