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Posted on 2011-10-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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.
Any suggestions?
Question by:Andy Lear
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Expert Comment

ID: 36955299
I despise SBS and may not have a clear answer as the method may be different on SBS but:

Full Access does not (or at least no longer) means Send As.  They are two different purposes and should be two different settings.  You may want to give an assistant the abillity to send email for(as) you but not want them to be able to access, read, delete, etc.

In a standard Exchange setup you would go to Exchange admin and set the Send As right.  Not from User Mgr.

Accepted Solution

mrklaxon earned 400 total points
ID: 36955312
In the ADUC, under the View menu you have to have "Advanced Features" checked.

Open the properties of the object for your client's user object.

On the Security tab, add the Secretary's user object to the list, scroll down the permissions list, and check "Send As" under the Allow column.

Author Comment

by:Andy Lear
ID: 36955362
i am completely sure I did that (well all rights not just the send as) but another look and it was missing. added them again and  this time it seems to have stuck.
Many thanks

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