Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-21

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to add a user or group to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 administrator role. In Exchange 2007, an administrator role is a predefined security group that provides specific permissions to allow role members to manage Exchange configuration data. Exchange 2007 provides the following four administrator roles: Exchange Recipient Administrators, Exchange Organization Administrators, Exchange Server Administrators, and Exchange View-Only Administrators. To learn more about Exchange 2007 administrator roles, see Permission Considerations

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To use the Exchange Management Console to add a user or group to an administrator role

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, click Organization Configuration.

  3. In the action pane, click Add Exchange Administrator. The Add Exchange Administrator wizard appears.

  4. On the Add Exchange Administrator page, click Browse to select the user or group for which you want to add an Exchange administrator role.

  5. Under Select the role and scope of this Exchange administrator, select the Exchange administrator role you want. If you select the Exchange Server Administrator role, be sure to select the appropriate Exchange servers to which the user or group will have access.

  6. Click Add.

  7. On the Completion page, click Finish to complete the task.

If you delegate Exchange Administrator permissions to an administrator, that administrator must be a member of the local administrators group. Delegating local administrator permissions to Exchange Recipient or Exchange View Only administrator roles on an Exchange 2007 server is not recommended. Exchange Recipient and View Only administrators should use a computer running the Exchange Management Console only.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to add a user or group to an administrator role

  • Run the following command:

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    Add-ExchangeAdministrator -Role OrgAdmin -Identity Contoso\Ted

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Add-ExchangeAdministrator reference topic.

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