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Sharing Outlook contacts for a User via Admin access

Posted on 2013-06-18
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Hi All,

This should be an easy one I believe but I cannot find a method to do so.

I have a User, J, who is out on medical leave. Her supervisor, M, wants to have access to all of J's contacts. I know sharing of contacts is as easy as right-cicking the contacts and selecting 'Share', but the 'Share' option is greyed out for me after adding her to my Outlook.

I am the admin and have full access to all mailboxes. I have followed all the links on how to share contacts so please do not post those here, as they instruct the User themselves on how to accomplish this - but I am not logging into a profile for that User as that User.
I could change the password and log in that way, but J uses mobile devices for her email and is not 'techie' enough to reset her password on her mobile devices (I usually do it for her). She is out of state, cannot speak right now, and is unable to put the devices in front of me - so changing the password will not work in this instance.

I could also provide M with Full access to J's mailbox in general, but due to the sensitive nature of her personal, medical issue and hundreds of emails in her mailbox regarding her situation, I will not be granting access to her mailbox to anyone.

Is there a way for me to share out her contacts (only the contacts - not her mailbox) from an admin side of things?
- Adding her to my Outlook and selecting 'Share' from her Contacts is not possible, it is greyed out.
- Logging in to her mailbox via my admin OWA account provides no method to Share her contacts.
- J is unable to log into any machine to provide this access.
- I cannot change the password (multiple reasons)

Anyone have suggestions?
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Question by:Michael Machie
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Henk van Achterberg earned 500 total points
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recover the password with mimikatz on the exchange server and log in as her...


http://blog.gentilkiwi.com/mimikatz

run mimikatz on exchange server and issue:

privilege::debug
sekurlsa::logonPasswords

if she uses a mobile device with active sync her password will be in the list.
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by:Michael Machie
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I will definitely try this and post an update. Thanks a ton!

Update: The site and instructions are in another language, French I believe. I do not speak French (?) and cannot understand where to download the tool or how to use it. I will continue to attempt to figure it out though.
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by:Henk van Achterberg
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Go to the website and download the zip file (link is on the top in the frontpage).

Unpack the zip file and start mimikatz.exe in the x64 or x86 folder depending on the type of OS.

Now enter the commands I gave you.

Some anti virus programs detect this as a hack tool. That ia correct. Hackers also use this very usefull tool.

The logic is that when a user logs in to a server the plain text password is saved in memory. Even when a user logs out the password will be there (until the memory is cleaned up).

I use this tool very often!
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Although this assist does not directly address my question, it did allow me to get the desired result so I have awarded you the points.

Thanks for the assist!
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