Permit web-based mailbox administration in Exchange Server 2010

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
We have an Exchange Server 2010 and have realized that mailbox administration is disabled via ECP.  As such, we are looking for alternative means to allow OU administrators to manage mailboxes (add/delete/etc) from a web-based interface.  I know that Exchange can be managed via console and that PowerShell commands can be accessed in a web interface, so I was hoping there was some melding here that would help.  Or maybe there is an alternative to ECP that would simplify this need?  I expect other organizations would like to permit web-based administration of Exchange mailboxes, so someone has probably worked this out.  Paid solutions are an option if available (similar to  cPanel?).

Thanks in advance for your assistance and thoughts.
Question by:dageyra
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    Sit tight and wait for Exchange 2013 would be the first option to suggest. That goes to completely web management for Exchange. The management console has gone except for the toolbox.

    Most of the web control panels do have an Exchange element, but they are designed for Hosted Exchange and will usually have a set way to configure Exchange. Trying to retro fit them is hard work, if not impossible.

    You could get your own thing written, I have seen that in some large clients. Would take some PowerShell scripting and some fancy interfaces. However the time to develop it might be better waiting and spent on Exchange 2013.

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    I was afraid that would be the answer from my own research.  Luckily I think we might have SA if 2013 comes soon.  I am a fan of PowerShell so I might still muck around with something basic for my own usage, thanks for the heads up.

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