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Exchange 2010 Permissions

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I maintain our exchange 2010 mail server environment.

I want to have access to all mailboxes in the environment.  Meaning from my desktop not from exchange I want to be able to access all users mailboxes via Outlook if I need to change anything.

How do I give myself permission. I am an exchange administrator and it is still asking me for the users ID & Password.
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Suliman Abu Kharroub earned 63 total points
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Being the exchange administrator does not give you the right to access the users mailboxes. unless you org. policy allow that.

use the follwing to get access to mailboxes of all users

Get-mailbox | Add-MailboxPermission -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -AccessRights <MailboxRights[]> -User <SecurityPrincipalIdParameter>

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124097.aspx
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You don't need to specify the identity switch as you're piping in a get-mailbox.

get-mailbox | add-mailboxpermission -user <your username> -accessrights fullaccess
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Will this give me FULL access to all mailboxes, and access it through Outlook:

get-mailbox | add-mailboxpermission -user <your username> -accessrights fullaccess
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yes it will.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for wynnie2's comment http:/Q_27293089.html#36492812

for the following reason:

It works
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Sorry, please review the answers again.
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the accepted answer was a replica of the above comments.

I would recommend to split points between the first adn second comment.

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Suliman
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I agree with Sulimanw.
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