running exmerge but dont have permission

In the exmerge log it says that I dont have permission to open the store.

I am logged in as admin.

Here is the kicker... I go to exchange system manager. then browse to the mailbox store and right click. Go to properties and security. Domain admins has both allow and deny but and grayed out on send as and recieve as.

When I add the administrators group to the list to give full controll it also grays out recieve as and send as.


anyone know how I can fix this?
LawrencejrAsked:
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FearNoMoreConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Create a new user and grant it full control rights on the mailbox store including Send as and receive as
Also give the user "Exchange Full Admin" permissions.
Now right click on exmerge.exe and choose option "Run As" and then enter the credentials of the newly created user and then try running exmerge
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FearNoMoreCommented:
http://www.petri.co.il/grant_full_mailbox_rights_on_exchange_2000_2003.htm
Follow the article (Read Granting right to a mailboxes located within a specific mailbox store) and grant the admin full access on the mailboxes and then try running exmerge
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LawrencejrAuthor Commented:
but can I do it for a whole store
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FearNoMoreCommented:
Yes you can do it for the whole store
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FearNoMoreCommented:
This article explains it better with screen shots
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/ExMerge-Recover-Mailbox.html
 
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LawrencejrAuthor Commented:
so just give administrator full access and reboot?
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FearNoMoreCommented:
Give administrator Full access and restart the Information Store service.
Then run exmerge and check
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LawrencejrAuthor Commented:
still get the same error

when I choose to add administrator to the group it automaticly added user to full controll and grayed it out as well. I cant give it explicate permissions?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You said Deny was checked - UNCHECK Deny - Deny takes priority over Allow.
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WeanCommented:
By default an Exchange Administrator has no rights to open user mailboxes, take a look at this article to give permissions

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/ExMerge-Recover-Mailbox.html
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WeanCommented:
Just realised i posted the same link as FearNoMore, creating the new user should work.
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