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Modifying mailbox folder permissions through Exchange Management Shell

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I am trying to grant a user rights to another users mailbox folders (all of them) through the Exchange Management Shell.

I am using the Get-MailboxFolder cmdlet, but it is not recognizing the mailbox I am trying to target. This is odd because I know that the mailbox exists and get-mailbox returns the correct response when targeting the same user.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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I assume that you mean exchange power shell.. did you try to use email address instead of user name ?
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By default the Get-MailboxFolder cmdlet is only able to be run by the mailbox owner. You can read more on the limitation and how to get around it by reading through this TechNet blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ilvancri/archive/2010/08/20/get-mailboxfolder-is-not-working-amp-exchange-web-services-getting-started.aspx.
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by:Mdamon808
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Sulimanw - The Powershell interface that comes with Exchange is called Exchange Management Shell (I am using it because it has all of the Exchange cmdlets pre-loaded). Yes I have tried all variants on the users account name including, email address, pre-Win2k short name, Alias, and post Win2k full username. All have the same results.

Jmorourke80 - That clears up why I was getting the error about the mailbox not being present, but I was under the impression that this was a task that could be completed with the EMS. I don't really know Visual Studio and do not actually have it installed anywhere.

Anyone else have any ideas on how I might do this without logging in as the user who's mailbox I need to add rights to, or learning another programming interface (Powershell is hard enough)?
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Since you're giving access to all the folders anyway, why not just give access to the entire mailbox?
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by:Mdamon808
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Actually that leads into another open question that I have on this board...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_28280328.html

I have received no replies on that question since 11/5/13 despite requesting further attention on the issue at that time.

If you have some idea why this is happening I would greatly appreciate the insight on that ticket as well.
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by:Mdamon808
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This combined with expanding the cap on the FolderObj settings by 150 has resolved the issue.
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