Exchange 2010 – How to Configure 'Full Access' Permissions

Using Exchange 2010 you can allow a user to access and manage another mailbox by granding ‘Full Access’. Full Access can be granted to another users mailbox, a shared mailbox or a booking resource.

Note: Full Access does not grant the right to send mail on behalf of the user. For information on granting ‘send as’ permission, see: Exchange 2010 – How to grant ‘send as’ permissions

How to Grant Full Access to a Mailbox (Using Exchange Management Console)

In this example we will be giving ‘Bob Builder’ full access to the ‘contact-us’ mailbox.

  1. In the Exchange Management Console, expand the ‘Recipient Configuration’ node, and then select the ‘Mailbox’ node
  2. Right-click on the mailbox you need to grant full access to
  3. From the list select ‘Manage Full Access Permission’
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  5. Click on the ‘Add’ button
  6. Use the ‘Select User or Group’ window to search for the required user, select the user and click ‘OK’
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  8. Click ‘Manage’ to apply the changes
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  10. Click ‘Finish’ to close the wizard

How to Grant Full Access to a Mailbox (Using Exchange Management Shell)

The following Exchange Management Shell commandlet can be used to grant full access to a mailbox.

In this example we will give ‘Bob Builder’ full access to the ‘Contact-Us’ mailbox.

Add-MailboxPermission -identity "Bob Builder" -accessrights:fullaccess -user "Contact-Us"

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How to Remove Full Access to a Mailbox (Using Exchange Management Shell)

The following Exchange Management Shell commandlet can be used to remove full access to a mailbox.

In this example we will remove full access from ‘Bob Builder’ for the ‘Contact-Us’ mailbox.

Remove-MailboxPermission -identity "Bob Builder" -accessrights:fullaccess -user "Contact-Us"

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How to list all users with full access to a mailbox (Using Exchange Management Shell)

The following Exchange Management Shell commandlet can be used to list all users which have full access to a mailbox.

In this example we will list who has full access to the ‘Contact-Us’ mailbox.

get-mailboxpermission -identity "Contact-Us" | format-table -wrap

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3 comments on “Exchange 2010 – How to Configure 'Full Access' Permissions

  1. Yes, what MyName said. You’re examples are backwards. Identity is the mailbox in question and user is the user to whom you wish to grant or remove permission.

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