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  1. #1
    Doreen Guest

    Admin rights to mailboxes


    As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox (either
    from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    a way anywhere.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem to
    work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that way.


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  2. #2
    MarkN Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    You can, but I think you have to be a more than being an exchange admin.
    I think it has to do with Windows security. I didn't set it up so I can't
    give you a firm answer. I do know I didn't have it but now I do and can
    access mailboxes. The ID has to to set up triggers on folders.

    Mark


    "Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:
    >
    >As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox (either
    >from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >a way anywhere.
    >
    >Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem to
    >work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    way.
    >
    >


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    Andrew Paul Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    Open Active Directory. (Make sure adv options are showing View>adv features)

    get the propterties of the user you want mailbox control of...Exchange Adv
    tab, mailbox rights. Add yourself

    Then, in outlook, go to tools > services > Microsoft Exchange SErver > Advanced
    Tab > add that persons mailbox

    Rock on.




    "Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:

    >
    >As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox (either
    >from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >a way anywhere.
    >
    >Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem to
    >work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    way.
    >
    >


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    Gary McDonnell Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    Are you using Exchange 5.5 or Exchange 2000? The way one sets up administrative
    access in each are different.

    "Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:
    >
    >As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox (either
    >from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >a way anywhere.
    >
    >Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem to
    >work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    way.
    >
    >


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    Art Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    If you're using 5.5 here's the steps:
    1. Open the Exchange Admin
    2. Open the mailbox properties
    3. On the Delivery Options tab, under the Alternate Recipient, click on
    the radio button below the "None"
    4. Click Modify, select your name from the list.
    5. Click on the checkbox "Deliver messages to both recipients and alternate
    recipients. If you don't want the user to receive the email, uncheck this
    box.

    I don't know how it works with the 2000

    Have fun.

    "Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:
    >
    >As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox (either
    >from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >a way anywhere.
    >
    >Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem to
    >work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    way.
    >
    >


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    whall Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    Eh?

    What you described was how to receive all the emails that a user receives.
    What he asked was how does he gain access to a users' mailbox.

    There are two ways that I use to do this. One is just to access their inbox,
    and the other is to access their entire mailbox (inbox, calendar, contacts,
    deleted items, journal, tasks, etc). We're still [egads] using Exchange
    5.5 as well, but using Outlook 2000 on the client end.

    Note that you need client permissions on the mailbox first. As part of our
    policy, Domain Admins group has Service Account Admins rights as designated
    on the Site container. (ie, open up the site properties, click permissions,
    and make sure you or a group you're in has rights). If you're just wanting
    to give a specific person rights to another's mailbox, go to that mailbox,
    go to permissions tab, and add that person as a user-level right. Also
    note that if you don't see the permissions tab, you have to enable it by
    going to Tools->Options->Permissions and check the option for showing the
    permissions on objects.

    Anyway, to access the inbox only, open up Outlook and go to File->Open->Other
    User's Folder, type in their name or select from the list and open up the
    item you want (inbox, calendar, etc).

    To actually open up their entire mailbox the way you would access your own
    (with a folder list of all the mailbox contents), instead go to Tools->Services,
    Select Microsoft Exchange, click properties, go to the Advanced tab and add
    the user into the "open additional mailboxes" area.

    This gives you their mailbox as an item on the left folder panel. This assumes
    you have folder list turned on (go to View->Folder List) to open.

    Hope this helps!



    "Art" <acruz@ahl.org> wrote:
    >
    >If you're using 5.5 here's the steps:
    >1. Open the Exchange Admin
    >2. Open the mailbox properties
    >3. On the Delivery Options tab, under the Alternate Recipient, click on
    >the radio button below the "None"
    >4. Click Modify, select your name from the list.
    >5. Click on the checkbox "Deliver messages to both recipients and alternate
    >recipients. If you don't want the user to receive the email, uncheck this
    >box.
    >
    >I don't know how it works with the 2000
    >
    >Have fun.
    >
    >"Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox

    (either
    >>from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >>would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >>a way anywhere.
    >>
    >>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >>the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem

    to
    >>work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    >way.
    >>
    >>

    >


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  7. #7
    doreen Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    Thanks, but I don't want to receive the user's mail, I just want to be able
    to check their mailbox!

    --Doreen

    "Art" <acruz@ahl.org> wrote:
    >
    >If you're using 5.5 here's the steps:
    >1. Open the Exchange Admin
    >2. Open the mailbox properties
    >3. On the Delivery Options tab, under the Alternate Recipient, click on
    >the radio button below the "None"
    >4. Click Modify, select your name from the list.
    >5. Click on the checkbox "Deliver messages to both recipients and alternate
    >recipients. If you don't want the user to receive the email, uncheck this
    >box.
    >
    >I don't know how it works with the 2000
    >
    >Have fun.
    >


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  8. #8
    Rich Guest

    Re: Admin rights to mailboxes


    add yourself to the exchange servers security group, this will allow you to
    access all mailboxes.




    "MarkN" <m@n.com> wrote:
    >
    >You can, but I think you have to be a more than being an exchange admin.


    >I think it has to do with Windows security. I didn't set it up so I can't
    >give you a firm answer. I do know I didn't have it but now I do and can
    >access mailboxes. The ID has to to set up triggers on folders.
    >
    >Mark
    >
    >
    >"Doreen" <Support@graubard.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>As an Exchange Admin is there anyway for me to access a user's mailbox

    (either
    >>from the server or from my Admin workstation)? I would think that there
    >>would be a way to monitor emails as the Exchange Admin, but I can't find
    >>a way anywhere.
    >>
    >>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We've tried giving me access to
    >>the user's folder from the Exchange Admin program, but it doesn't seem

    to
    >>work. I don't want to have to log onto a user's machine and do it that

    >way.
    >>
    >>

    >


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