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Windows Thread, *URGENT* Accessing somones email in exchnage 2003/outlook in Technical; Originally Posted by mounters Use setperm to give yourself permissions to view the users mailbox then just use outlook to ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mounters View Post
    Use setperm to give yourself permissions to view the users mailbox then just use outlook to open another users folder and there you go.
    where do i find or use setperm?

    cannot simply add the username to the owa you still need the users password, i cannot reset the users password (not allowed to)

    i need full access to their mailbox not just see the contents

    thanks everyone so far!

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    are you even the exchange admin?

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    i am whilst the NM is off sick!

    learning on the fly

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    No - are you in the exchange administrators group?

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    i have domain admin rights

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    @Kevbaz:

    The first link in my original post should work for you as far as setting permissions is concerned (and is GUI based, so nice and easy). Then access is either through owa as suggested (using the account details of the person you've given permission), or through the Outlook method mentioned previously.

    Cheers

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    i have domain admin rights
    That's not always the same thing - often it is but not always.

    There should be an Exchange Administrators group on your AD make sure you are in that.

    By full access do you mean you want to effectively "be" that person - send/receive as them etc or do you just want to see the contents and read their mailbox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willott View Post
    @Kevbaz:

    The first link in my original post should work for you as far as setting permissions is concerned (and is GUI based, so nice and easy). Then access is either through owa as suggested (using the account details of the person you've given permission), or through the Outlook method mentioned previously.

    Cheers

    Will
    This may sound odd... but technet is not available within our network, the NM before he went off sick was puzzled as to why..

    By full access do you mean you want to effectively "be" that person - send/receive as them etc or do you just want to see the contents and read their mailbox?
    i cant go into detail in a public forum but yes i need full access to said mailbox

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    Strange... get it unblocked quick!

    Here's the info:

    Only an administrator can grant full access to another user's mailbox, by using Active Directory Users and Computers. To give someone access to another users mailbox, you must have the appropriate permissions to modify user objects in Active Directory. For more information about these permissions, see Windows Help.
    Procedure
    To give a user full access to another user's mailbox

    1.

    In Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organization domain name, point to View, and then click Advanced Features.
    2.

    Click the Users container or the organizational unit where the user is located.
    3.

    Right-click the user account, and then click Properties.
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    Click Exchange Advanced, and then click Mailbox Rights.
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    Click Add to add a user to the list of users that are allowed to access this mailbox.
    6.

    In the permissions list, for the Full Mailbox Access permission, select the Allow check box.
    Last edited by Willott; 17th July 2009 at 11:02 AM. Reason: Code box made it strange :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willott View Post
    Strange... get it unblocked quick!

    Here's the info:

    Only an administrator can grant full access to another user's mailbox, by using Active Directory Users and Computers. To give someone access to another users mailbox, you must have the appropriate permissions to modify user objects in Active Directory. For more information about these permissions, see Windows Help.
    Procedure
    To give a user full access to another user's mailbox

    1.

    In Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organization domain name, point to View, and then click Advanced Features.
    2.

    Click the Users container or the organizational unit where the user is located.
    3.

    Right-click the user account, and then click Properties.
    4.

    Click Exchange Advanced, and then click Mailbox Rights.
    5.

    Click Add to add a user to the list of users that are allowed to access this mailbox.
    6.

    In the permissions list, for the Full Mailbox Access permission, select the Allow check box.


    Excellent thank you, ive now done that and have added myself permissions to it, but again when i try to open a users inbox via outlook, i select the account from the list and click ok it still says "unable to access the folder. the inbox cannot be found"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Excellent thank you, ive now done that and have added myself permissions to it, but again when i try to open a users inbox via outlook, i select the account from the list and click ok it still says "unable to access the folder. the inbox cannot be found"
    find out what the inbox is actually called using the exchange system manager.... maybe you have a diffrent naming convention for mailboxes (which would be very odd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Excellent thank you, ive now done that and have added myself permissions to it, but again when i try to open a users inbox via outlook, i select the account from the list and click ok it still says "unable to access the folder. the inbox cannot be found"
    You need to close outlook down and re-open it! Strange but true!

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    And as always in this kind of situation, it's best not to be on your own when opening the mailbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willott View Post
    And as always in this kind of situation, it's best not to be on your own when opening the mailbox.
    Solid advice if ever I heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Excellent thank you, ive now done that and have added myself permissions to it, but again when i try to open a users inbox via outlook, i select the account from the list and click ok it still says "unable to access the folder. the inbox cannot be found"
    See my earlier reply. I get this same problem, but doing it the way I posted seems to open it for me.



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