Creating and Sharing a Personal Calendar in Exchange

Many times Exchange users want to share a personal calendar with coworkers without jumping through the hoops of requesting a new shared or resource mailbox. I’m going to tell you how to do that without setting delegates or giving away more information than you want. (These instructions are for Outlook 2016, but they should be pretty close for 2013 & 2010.)   1. Switch Outlook […]

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Remove permission from every folder in a mailbox with one command

  Here’s the third promised script for managing shared mailbox folder permissions. This one gets a list of all folders in a mailbox (SharedMailbox) and then removes all permissions for the specified user (John.Doe). Remove_Perms SharedMailbox John.Doe If a deleted account has permissions to a mailbox folder, it will still be listed in the ACL. If you run Get_Perms against that mailbox, you’ll see something […]

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Grant permission to every folder in a mailbox with a single command

This is the second of three scripts I mentioned in my previous post. Running this command as shown here from the Exchange Management Shell: Add_Perms SharedMailbox John.Doe will get a list of all folders in a mailbox called SharedMailbox and then add Publishing Editor permissions for John.Doe to each of those folders. The username can be entered as account name, primary SMTP address, alias, or […]

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Quickly show the most important folder permissions in any mailbox

With several hundred shared mailboxes in a single Exchange organization, several times each day I am asked who has access to one of them or can I give Sally access or can I take Frank’s access away. The vast majority of the time, management doesn’t want to give Full Access permissions. Publishing Editor is the most common level of access requested. There are three common […]

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Who has access to do what where?

If you manage Active Directory in a large organization, chances are good there are a number of cooks in the kitchen. Every now and then it’s good to review who has access to do what. I’m sure there are any number of great tools out there to give you this kind of information (feel free to link them in the comments), here’s a cmdlet to […]

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Sending email from a distro group’s address

It might seem a strange thing to want to do seeing as how distribution groups are traditionally used only for internal email distribution, but many organizations find that a distribution group is preferable to a shared mailbox for some applications. In order to allow a person or group to send email using the address of a distribution group, you need to grant Send As permissions […]

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