Add-Mailboxpersmission for multiple users

Posted on 2010-08-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I have this csv file:

fred;hans, piet, jan
now i want to do the following:

i want to give the users under "access" rights on the user under "name"

Import-CSV -delimiter (";") $CSVFile | ForEach-Object -Process {

$users = $_.access
$users = $users.replace(", ",',')
$users = $users.Split(",")
$users | get-aduser | Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $_.Name -AccessRights 'FullAccess'
$users | get-aduser | Add-ADPermission -Identity $ -ExtendedRights 'Send-as'

which doenst work..
Add-MailboxPermission : The input object cannot be bound to any parameters for the command either because the command d
oes not take pipeline input or the input and its properties do not match any of the parameters that take pipeline input
any got an idea how to do this?


Question by:Hans de Jongh
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If all the users are in a OU - userOUName, can you try:

get-mailbox -organizationalunit "userOUName" | add-mailboxpermission -User FullName -AccessRights FullAccess -InheritanceType All

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by:Hans de Jongh
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thanks but they arent
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Import-CSV -delimiter (";") $CSVFile | ForEach-Object {
$delegates = $_.Access.Split(",");
foreach($d in $delegates) { Add-MailboxPermission $_.Name $d };
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soostibi earned 500 total points
ID: 33525256
The Add-MailboxPermission accepts input from the pipeline for the -Identity parameter (see the help), but it does not for the -user parameter. So you have to pass the parameter value to the relevant parameter 'manually' by a Foreach-object cmdlet for that. And because you can not have two different $_ variables (nested pipes), you have to copy it to a temporary variable ($mailbox). So the result:

Import-CSV -delimiter (";") $CSVFile | ForEach-Object -Process {

$users = $_.access
$users = $users.replace(", ",',')
$users = $users.Split(",")
$mailbox = $
$users | foreach-object {Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $mailbox -AccessRights 'FullAccess' -user $_}
$users | foreach-object {Add-MailboxPermission -Identity $mailbox -ExtendedRights 'Send-as' -user $_}

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by:Hans de Jongh
ID: 33525893
thanks again master!!! works great!

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