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How do I disable a user in AD while giving live access to the manager?

Employee X was laid off.
Disabled him from AD.
Exchange 2007 will not let me add X's email to managers mail box because he was disabled from AD.
Manager request access to live email not archives. How can I do this? Thanks in advance.
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
In exchange 2007, you would need to re-enable the user's account for the manager to have live access to that user's mailbox. Otherwise there is no way for him to log in to that account.
Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Wait, I was wrong. You'll need to make sure the user's mailbox is still listed in the Mailbox section of Exchange 2007. Then give the manager Full Access permission on the mailbox. Once that's done, the manager can open the mailbox in OWA by clicking on his name in the oper right corner, then entering the user's username into the dialogue that pops up. I don't think you can open a disabled user's mailbox from Outlook, though.
use Exchange shell command

Add-MailboxPermission -id {oldusername} -AccessRights fullaccess -user "{domainname\manager}"

If the user's id that left was jsmith and the manager's id that wants access is pjones

Add-MailboxPermission -id jsmith -AccessRights fullaccess -user "pjones"

Note you might have to include the domain as well so if thier login domain is westworld

Add-MailboxPermission -id jsmith -AccessRights fullaccess -user "westworld\pjones"


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