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Working with Active Directory Permissions in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

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  • Language: English

This guide discusses the necessary minimum rights needed for Exchange administrators to manage Exchange-related data in Active Directory as it pertains to user, inetOrgPerson, group, and contact objects so that separation of administrative tasks can be implemented.

  • In many organizations, there are separate administrators for Exchange and Active Directory, which leads to a need to delegate administrative functions, so that distinct boundaries of administrative rights are maintained. In this type of model, known as a split permissions model, operations are decentralized in that two or more operation teams manage aspects of Exchange and Active Directory. For example, one operations team might manage domain and forest functions, while another operations team manages Exchange-related functions. In these situations, certain rights must be delegated to all personnel so that they may complete their job functions without compromising the operational and security boundaries.
    The folder in this download, DSACLS Snippets, contains DSACLS command syntax text files. The DSACLS command syntax text files are named according to the location in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in that the syntax text refers to. You can copy and paste the content from the DSACLS command syntax text files into the DSACLS.exe tool. For more information, see DSACLS Command Syntax Snippets.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

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