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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