Posted on 2011-10-12
How hard can it be? on a sbs2003 server I wanted to give one user the rights to send as another.
tried useing deligates and it used 'on behalf of' which is not what the customer wants. There is no way aparently to stop this.
went into active directory, exchange general Exchange advanced, mailbox rights and gave the account that wants to send, full rights to the account they want to send from. Tried it…. “you do not have permission, speak to administrator”.
Went in to security (again in active directory) gave the account that wants to send, full rights to the account they want to send from. Tried it…. “you do not have permission, speak to administrator”.
After a bit of head scratching and googleing came across kb 895949
A fix has been released that changes the behavior of the "Full Mailbox Access" feature in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Prior to this change, any user with the “Full Mailbox Access” permission for a mailbox also had the ability to “Send As” the mailbox owner.
Well actually that is what full access means! Great thinking Microsoft, another well thought out service pack (and another reason not to trust automatic updates)
downloaded the patch for SP2 and it says ‘this will only work for sp1’
The long and the short of it is that I have spent pretty much all morning trying to get one account to be able to send as another. I have run out of ideas and am rapidly loosing the will to live.