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Outlook 2010/Exchange 2010 - strange profile issue

I've never come across this before, but I've never run Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010 before either.  I have a login that is an Exchange Organization Administrator and I'm logging on to a 64-bit Windows 7 PC running Office 64-bit as well.  In order to run mailbox imports, I gave this login Full Access permissions to all of the user mailboxes on the Exchange 2010 server. I also have the Exchange 2010 management tools installed.  What is happening is that when I open Outlook it is opening all of the mailboxes to which I have full access permissions. I can edit the Account Settings while Outlook is open and remove those mailboxes, and then they close, except for one particular mailbox for some reason.  But the next time I open Outlook, it re-adds all of those mailboxes to my account settings.

Has anyone ever experienced this? Is this by design or is there some way to prevent it? I really don't want to have all those mailboxes opening all the time. I only need the Full Access permissions for occasional issues that I may need to troubleshoot.
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Hypercat (Deb)
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linrafCommented:
I do not have an answer, but can tell you that my outlook 2010/ exchange 2010 setup did the same thing automatically after giving permissions to users' mailboxes. Mine will not let me remove the mailbox for the session though either.
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Brian GeeCommented:
It appears what you're experiencing is possibly a bug that can be rectified by applying the fix noted in the article below:

<<The only fix i've come across was to remove the msexchdelegatelistlink entry for that user in adsiedit>>

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvradmin/thread/09c0e80d-1fc0-44e6-80b6-0e929cb4ec4f/
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Brian GeeCommented:
This may be helpful as well:

Disable Exchange 2010 SP1's Auto Shared Mailbox Mapping Feature
http://www.stevieg.org/2011/02/disable-exchange-2010-sp1s-auto-shared-mailbox-mapping/
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Hypercat (Deb)Author Commented:
I looked at both articles - I think I will need to use them both, since I already have experienced the auto-mapping issue. It's a busy time for me, so I will try to get to this in the next couple of days and post back the results.

Thanks!

Deb
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Hypercat (Deb)Author Commented:
I tried the script provided in the "stevieg.org" article, but I can't get it to run.  Is there a specific folder where the script has to be saved? I tried putting it in the Scripts folder under the Exchange installation folder, and I also tried putting it on the desktop of the machine where I'm running the EMS - it just responds that it's not a valid script.
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Brian GeeCommented:
Here's a little reading about running Windows PowerShell scripts... either from PowerShell itself or from the Run command.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176949.aspx
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Hypercat (Deb)Author Commented:
OK - here's what I had to do to resolve this issue in my situation:

First, I used adsiedit to edit the "msExchDelegateLiskLink" property for the users I had given myself full mailbox access to, to remove my user name from that list. However, this did not fix it - when I opened Outlook, all of those mailboxes were still opening. I tried editing my Outlook profile to remove them, but every time I opened Outlook they were added back again.

Then I went into the Exchange Mgmt Console and removed my user name from the full mailbox access list for all of the users. This also did not fix the problem. I double-checked in adsiedit after this and the msExchDelegateListLink property was blank for all users. Again I tried editing my Outlook profile with no luck. So, at this point Outlook was still opening all those mailboxes, but I didn't have any access to them any more. (Here the swearing started in earnest.)

Then I used the Exchange mgmt shell to add "Receive As" permission for my user account to the entire mailbox database. The command I used was:

get-mailboxdatabase | add-adpermission -user [username] -extendedrights Receive-As

Now when opening Outlook, the mailboxes were all still there, but I again had the access to them that I wanted to have.

Finally, after blurting out a few more choice expletives, I deleted my Outlook profile completely and created a new one. At last, I have only the mailboxes I want showing in Outlook, but I can open any mailbox when I need to do so.

Thanks to everyone who tried to help!
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Hypercat (Deb)Author Commented:
yobri gave me part of the answer, but unfortunately Exchange 2010/Outlook 2010 did not work completely as advertised. My comment shows the entire list of steps I needed to follow to get this to work the way I wanted.
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