Create custom RBAC roles in Exchange 2010

Posted on 2013-11-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I have a domain admin user that I would like to designate to have the ability to mailbox enable a user in Exchange, choose which database the mailbox will go to, and the ability to modify SMTP addresses and Exchange custom attributes.  

I have assigned this user the Help Desk management role group, which shows as having the assigned roles of User Options and View-Only Recipients.  

I have also created a custom role group and assigned the roles of Mail Recipient Creation and Mail Recipients roles to this user.

I have installed the Exchange Management Console on the users computer, however when I go to verify the proper privileges, it appears that the user has many more privileges than the ones I have assigned, including, and most concerning the ability to Remove mailboxes from the EMC with the rights assigned.

Where is this allowed privilege being applied, and how can I check? Also, how can I remove or modify my privileges so it only includes the abilities I mentioned in the first sentence.

My primary goal is to make sure the user does not have the ability to remove or delete existing mailboxes.

Thank you in advance.
Question by:fireguy1125
1 Comment
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39641225
If they are a domain admin then they probably have more permissions that you expect. Most permissive wins, that means if a user is a member of a group that has higher permissions, that is what permissions they get. You need to look at the permission structure and probably remove their domain admin rights.


Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Microsoft Jet database engine errors can crop up out of nowhere to disrupt the working of the Exchange server. Decoding why a particular error occurs goes a long way in determining the right solution for it.
This article explains how to move an Exchange 2013/2016 mailbox database and logs to a different drive.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Watch the video to know how one can repair corrupt Exchange OST file effortlessly and convert OST emails to MS Outlook PST file format by using Kernel for OST to PST converter tool. It can convert OST to MSG, MBOX, EML to access them. It can migrate…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question