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By Eyekissed ·
Hi,
I'd like to know if it's possible to assign rights to a user to administer MS Exchange 5.5 on a Win95 machine.

I'd like to do this because I don't have enough time to keep up with the distribution lists that we have set up so I'd like to pass this off to someone in the building who wants to do it.

Problem is, I don't want them to physically sit at my servers. Nor do I want to give them access to logon to the server.

I've gone in and changed the role of the user in Exchange to different things including Admin. They can then add and remove people from the distribution lists - that is until they reboot. Once they reboot, they can no longer use their own email until I start and stop the email service on my server.

Any ideas?
Thanks much!
Laura

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by gary In reply to Exchange Administrator

Laura,

Yes you can, If you are using Outlook then anyone who is the owner of a distrbution list can change them through outlook.

Simply make them the owner of the distribution list then they can modify the Distribution List via Outlook's address book.
They just select the group, right-click, select properties and modify members.

Regards,

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Gary Williams

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by tjmitch In reply to Exchange Administrator

The previous answer is correct. This is especially useful is you have a company with 10 departments. You can assign control of each department's list to an admin assistant and you can retain control of the company wide list. This makes sure you as the exchange admin retain control of any list which includes all recipients. Be careful delegating too much control over lists because if you are not careful you'll end with a very snarled and confusing list which will tax your server needlessly and waste time of all the people who get mail needlessly. My advice is to evaluate all your lists from scratch. Form a structure of lists that will accomodate your business needs and then rol out the new and improved mechanism. More work in the short-termbut less in the long run. If every user want a list for only five people than have them create personal distribution lists. Much more efficient and it put the onus back on the users.

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