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Exchange 2007 How can I assign Full Access Permissions to an OU

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I have a large number of Exchange accounts I'd like to export to .PSTs and delete. Is there a command in Exchange Management Shell to assign full access permissions to all mailboxes in a OU, instead of mailbox name per mailbox name? This would save me a lot of time.

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Hi,
I have not tried this in my lab, ubt it should work, if I am not wrong
ForEach ($mbx in Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit YOUR-OU) { Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $mbx -User YOURADMINUSER -AccessRights FullAccess}
Let me know
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Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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Get-mailbox -organizationalunit ouname | add-mailboxpermission -identity username -accessrights fullaccess.
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by:adamant40
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Rajith,
When I tried running your entry, I got the error below.
Add-MailboxPermission : The input object cannot be bound to any parameters for
the command either because the command does not take pipeline input or the inpu
t and its properties do not match any of the parameters that take pipeline inpu
t.
At line:1 char:61
+ Get-mailbox -organizationalunit Test | add-mailboxpermission  <<<< -identity
user -accessrights fullaccess
Add-MailboxPermission : The input object cannot be bound to any parameters for
the command either because the command does not take pipeline input or the inpu
t and its properties do not match any of the parameters that take pipeline inpu
t.
At line:1 char:61
+ Get-mailbox -organizationalunit Test | add-mailboxpermission  <<<< -identity
user -accessrights fullaccess
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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I don't have a server in front.
Try add-adpermission.
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by:adamant40
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Thank you. This worked perfectly and saved me a lot of time. I hope you answer my next question also.  ;-)
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Glad to help :-)
Thanks
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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