Modifying Exchange Mailbox propertiesLocked
I have a question for all you exchange gurus out there – or at least those who got higher than i did on the exam! (666 – must try harder!)
I troubleshoot a lot of installs in schools. at one site the administrator uses 6 login accounts (y1-y6), but has 300+ exchange mailboxes. the idea is that the kids login to the network with a simple account, but then access their own mailbox through OWA.
To achieve a small form of security, the six login accounts each have access permissions to 50 mailboxes (6 x 50 = 300!), the idea being that the child has to use the correct year group login account to access their mailbox.
the admin. of this network has decided that it would be a lot easier if any child could use any login account (y1-y6) to access their exchange mailbox thru OWA. This means that I have to alter the permission properties of 300+ mailboxes to allow access to all six login accounts rather than just one.
What I can remember from my exam is that I have to export all the mailbox properties to a csv file, edit that file (to add the additional login accounts that require access to the mailbox), and then re-import to modify the mailbox properties.
Am I heading in the right direction? as per usual, Technet is about as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to finding meaningful answers, so I throw the question open to you guys…
p.s. the exchange server is on a LAN along with all the workstations, so why the admin decided to use OWA to access mailboxes rather than Outlook 97/98/2000 remains to be seen – personally I think it’s an insane idea.