This article contains step by step instructions to show you how to create an ExMerge User for your Exchange server. You may need the ExMerge credentials when administering or migrating your Exchange server.

Please follow the instructions for your server version:

Exchange 2003
Exchange 2007
Exchange 2010
Full Access on Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010

EXCHANGE 2003

  1. Assign Microsoft Exchange Server permissions at the Administrative Group level:
    1. Navigate to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange > System Manager.
    2. Select Administrative Groups. If Administrative Groups is not visible, right-click the Exchange domain and select Properties. Enable >"Display Administrative Groups>". You will be asked to restart the Exchange System Manager.
    3. Right-click First Administrative Group and select Delegate Control.
    4. In the Exchange Administration Delegation Wizard, click Next, and then click Add.
    5. Click Browse and then select the ExMerge account, click OK.
    6. In the Role drop-down list in the Delegate Control window, select Exchange View Only Administrator.
    7. Click OK to add the ExMerge account to the Users and Groups list.
    8. Click Next, and then click Finish.
       
  2. Assign Microsoft Exchange Server permissions at the Microsoft Exchange Server level:
    1. Navigate to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange > System Manager.
    2. Select Administrative Groups > First Administrative Group > Servers.
    3. Right-click the Microsoft Exchange Server name and then click Properties.
    4. On the Security tab, select the ExMerge account.
    5. Select the following permissions from the Permissions list:
      • Administer Information Store
      • Receive As
    6. Click the Advanced button.
    7. Verify that the Select the Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object and all child objects option is selected and click OK.
    8. Repeat the preceding steps for each Microsoft Exchange Server that hosts mailboxes within the routing group.

EXCHANGE 2007

1. Assign Microsoft Exchange Server permissions at the Administrative Group level:

    1. To set an Exchange View Only Administrator role, do the following:
      1. Navigate to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 > Exchange Management Shell.
      2. In the command prompt window, type the following and then press Enter:




        where (ExMerge) is the name of the ExMerge account.
    2. To check an Exchange View Only Administrator role, do the following:
      1. Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 > Exchange Management Shell.
      2. In the command prompt window, type the following and then press Enter:

2. Set Receive As and Administer Information Store permissions:

    1. Go to Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 > Exchange Management Shell.
    2. Type the following line, and then press Enter:
       






      Where (Exchange2007) is the name of the Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and (ExMerge) is the name of the ExMerge account.

    3. If inheritance to the individual mail stores is not enabled, to set the Receive As and Administer information store permissions at the store level, complete the following steps from the Microsoft Exchange management shell:

      Note: First Storage Group\Mailbox Database is the default mailbox name within Microsoft Exchange 2007.
    4. If inheritance to the individual mail stores is not enabled on a custom mailbox database, to set the Receive As and Administer information store permissions at the store level, complete the following steps from the Microsoft Exchange management shell: