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I want to give a manager access to a all of his users mailboxes in EXCHANGE 2007

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I have a department manager that wants to be able to call up the mailboxes of each of his employees. They all belong to a group called TEAMSALES. Is there a practical way to do this other then manaully giving him individual mailbox rights for each user and having to maintain it as users come and go? I am hoping I can somehow give him access to call up mailboxes for anyone in the TEAMSALES group. We have EXCHANGE 2007. Active Directory 2003 and OUTLOOK 2007...thanks
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Commented:
I would recommend doing it this way -

Go to the users in AD

Right click, hit properties.

Chose Exchange Advanced

Click on Mailbox Rights

Give your manager mailbox rights (do this for each user that he wants access to)

Go to your managers Outlook and edit the pre-existing Exchange email configuration

Click More Settings

Go to Advanced

Add the users mailboxes to under the Open Additional Mailboxes.

If you need further help with that, let me know.

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Commented:
abhijitmdp, it sounds like you really know what you are talking about. I prefer to do it your way and avoid adding individual mailbox rights to the manager's account, but we may be getting out of my Exchange Admin experiance. It sounds like I need to create a new database, move all the users' mailboxes over to that database and then grant the manager FULL permission to the new database. Is that something I can do within the EXCHANGE console? I understand the list of commands that you gave me to add permissions and I assume that is run from the EXCHANGE Shell, but I need a few more details if I need to build a new database and move mailboxes...thanks

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I think this solution will work out
Get-DistributionGroupMember -identity "teamsales" | Add-MailboxPermission -User "Manager" -AccessRights FullAccess
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