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check to see if domain admins have receive as permission

Posted on 2012-04-10
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Hi all,

I am trying to find out if domain admins have the receive-as permission by running the following command:
get-mailboxdatabase |get-adpermission -user "domain admins"

I get the following error:
There are multiple users/groups matching the identity domain admins".  plase specify a unique value.

Am I doing something incorrectly?

I have an Exchange 2007 SP3
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Question by:annayeg
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by:Neil Russell
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Your trying to get the ad permissions on a group, you can NOT do that. Only one user at a time as it explains.

You can use something like....

Get-Mailbox -Server “ESS-Exch702¿ - database "DBName" | Get-ADPermission | where { ($_.ExtendedRights -like “*Send-As*”) -and ($_.IsInherited -eq $false) -and -not ($_.User -like “NT AUTHORITY\SELF”) } | ft -wrap
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by:annayeg
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When I run the get-adpermission on a user, my domain admins have genericALL rights on all the users.  Is it in adpermission that you allow or deny mailboxpermissions?

Sorry, I am all over the map.   Basically, I am trying to find out what kind of permissions do domain admins have so I can remove the full mailbox permsisions.   So far, I am seeing Accessrights GenericAll.  If I remove the Accessright GenericAll would that remove their permissions from accessing all the mailboxes?

Thanks
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by:annayeg
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i am trying to test it with one mailbox but I still get the "there are multiple users/groups matching the identity "domain admins.  Please specify a unique value"


get-mailbox -identity  latrain |remove-adpermission  -user "domain admins" -accessrights genericall

Any suggestion how I can accomplish this?
Thanks
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get-mailbox - database "servername\databasename" |add-mailboxpermission -user "distinguished name of the domain admins" -denyu -accessrights -fullaccess

This did the trick.
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by:annayeg
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This solved my problem.
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