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The president of the company wants to be able to read a few employees mailboxes.  The president doesn't want anyone to know, nor does he want me (the Network Administrator) to know which mailboxes.  We have an Exchange 2007 / windows 2008 server.

Is there a way for him to do this without changing passwords or alerting people to the fact someone's doing this?  I'm just trying to figure out a way to facilitate his request.
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You can give him full access to the mailboxes, but you know which ones he has access to.
Otherwise you'd have to give him some admin rights and install the Exchange managment console on his computer and let him change the rights himself.
However there is the risk of him messing everything up.
In Europe you're not allowed to do this unless the employees have signed an agreement.
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by:Juansy
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If he has permission to the mailbox, doesn't he still need the password?  I know I could give him permission and have mail forwarded to his mailbox, but to actually open another users mailbox to view mail without knowing or changing the users password.  I actually don't think it should be legal and I'm not too comfortable doing this, but he's the boss and he probably has his reasons.
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Thanks.  I tested and with full access permission, when adding the account in outlook you just leave the password field blank and it works.  
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by:Juansy
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I thought when adding full access permission to the mailbox in the Exchange Management, that you would still need a password when setting up the account in Outlook.  Not the case.  Thanks again.
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