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Exchange Administrator Backdoor

By rfraysier ·
Awhile back we had to move all our users mailboxes from one domain to
another. We used a site connector to connect the two domains, set up a two
way trust and added the administrator from each domain to the organization,
site and server. The problem is, although we worked with microsoft on
setting this up, the domain admin account that we're now using doesn't have
permissions admin enabled for the account. The other domain no longer
exists and we have an unknown account with permissions admin rights, can't
change the rights for our current domain admin, because we don't have the
rights. We would like to add OWA to our site, on a seperate server, but
because it requires the account with permission admin rights (and of course
we don't have one), we aren't able to. Is there a back door that we can use
to change permissions for our account or rename the 'unknown account' to a
legitimate domain account? Or can someone suggest another course of action?

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by Steve Cody In reply to Exchange Administrator Ba ...

Log in as the service account. This should allow you to administer the server. You can then assign another user the permissions necessary to manage the Exchange Server. The service account is the one that Exchange uses to start up the services. You can see what it is by looking at the properties of the Exchange services on the server. They will show a login account name.

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by rfraysier In reply to Exchange Administrator Ba ...

The Service Account is who we are logging in as, but it says we don't have the rights to change anything.

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