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Change the Scope of Role Assignments to a Role Group

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

Management role groups are assigned management roles. The management role assignments between a role group and a role contain management scopes, which determine what objects are made available to members of that role group. By changing the write scope on a role group, you can change what objects are made available to role group members to create, change, or remove. You can't change the read scope on a role group.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 includes scopes that are applied by default to role assignments when no custom scopes are created. If you want to use a custom scope with a role assignment on a role group, you must create one first. For more information about creating custom scopes, which is an advanced task, see Create a Regular or Exclusive Scope.

For more information about management role scopes and assignments in Exchange 2010, see the following topics:

Looking for other management tasks related to role groups? Check out Managing Administrator and Specialist Users.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.

When you use the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) to change the scope on a role group, you're actually changing the scope on all the role assignments between the role group and each of the management roles assigned to the role group. If you want to change the scope on specific role assignments, you must use the Exchange Management Shell procedures later in this topic.

importantImportant:
You can't use the ECP to manage scopes on role assignments between roles and a role group if you've used the Shell to configure multiple scopes or exclusive scopes on those role assignments. If you've configured multiple scopes or exclusive scopes on those role assignments, you must use the Shell procedures later in this topic to manage scopes. For more information about management role scopes, see Understanding Management Role Scopes.
  1. In the EMC, navigate to Toolbox in the console tree.

  2. In the work pane, double-click Role Based Access Control (RBAC) User Editor to open the user editor in the Exchange Control Panel (ECP).

  3. Provide credentials in the Domain\user name and Password fields for an account that has the permissions needed to open the user editor in the ECP. Click Sign in.

  4. Click the Administrator Roles tab.

  5. Select the role group you want to change the scope on, and then click Details.

  6. Select one of the two following Write scope options:

    • A write scope from the drop-down box. In this box, you can select either the default write scope or a custom write scope.

    • Organizational unit   Select this option and provide an organizational unit (OU) if you want to scope this role group to an OU.

  7. Click Save to save the changes to the role group.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.

Role assignments between the role group and the roles assigned to it can use the implicit scope obtained from the roles themselves, the same custom scope, or different custom scopes. For more information about role assignments, see Understanding Management Role Assignments.

The scopes on the role assignments are managed using the Set-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet. You can't manage scopes using the Set-RoleGroup cmdlet.

To change the scope of all the role assignments between a role group and a set of management roles at the same time, you need to first retrieve the role assignments on the role group, and then set the new scope on each of the assignments. You can do this by using the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet to retrieve the role assignments, and then pipe them to the Set-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet.

This procedure uses the concepts of pipelining and the WhatIf switch. For more information, see the following topics:

To set the scope on all of the role assignments on a role group at the same time, use the following syntax.

Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -RoleAssignee <name of role group> | Set-ManagementRoleAssignment -CustomRecipientWriteScope <recipient scope name> -CustomConfigWriteScope <configuration scope name> -RecipientRelativeScopeWriteScope < MyDistributioGroups | Organization | Self> -ExclusiveRecipientWriteScope <exclusive recipient scope name> -ExclusiveConfigWriteScope <exclusive configuration scope name> -RecipientOrganizationalUnitScope <organizational unit>

You use only the parameters you need to configure the scope you want to use. For example, if you want to change the recipient scope for all role assignments on the Sales Recipient Management role group to Direct Sales Employees, use the following command.

Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -RoleAssignee "Sales Recipient Management" | Set-ManagementRoleAssignment -CustomRecipientWriteScope "Direct Sales Employees"
noteNote:
You can use the WhatIf switch to verify that only the role assignments you want to change are changed. Run the preceding command with the WhatIf switch to verify the results, and then remove the WhatIf switch to apply the changes.

For more information about changing management role assignments, see Change a Role Assignment.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-ManagementRoleAssignment.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.

Role assignments between the role group and the roles assigned to it can use the implicit scope obtained from the roles themselves, the same custom scope, or different custom scopes. For more information about role assignments, see Understanding Management Role Assignments.

The scopes on the role assignments are managed using the Set-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet. You can't manage scopes using the Set-RoleGroup cmdlet.

This procedure uses the concepts of pipelining and the Format-List cmdlet. For more information, see the following topics:

To change the scope on a role assignment between a role group and a management role, you first find the name of the role assignment, and then set the scope on the role assignment.

  1. To find the names of all the role assignments on a role group, use the following command. By piping the management role assignments to the Format-List cmdlet, you can view the full name of the assignment.

    Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -RoleAssignee <role group name> | Format-List Name
    
  2. Find the name of the role assignment you want to change. Use the name of the assignment in the next step.

  3. To set the scope on an individual assignment, use the following syntax.

    Set-ManagementRoleAssignment <role assignment name> -CustomRecipientWriteScope <recipient scope name> -CustomConfigWriteScope <configuration scope name> -RecipientRelativeScopeWriteScope < MyDistributioGroups | Organization | Self> -ExclusiveRecipientWriteScope <exclusive recipient scope name> -ExclusiveConfigWriteScope <exclusive configuration scope name> -RecipientOrganizationalUnitScope <organizational unit>
    

You use only the parameters you need to configure the scope you want to use. For example, if you want to change the recipient scope for the Mail Recipients_Sales Recipient Management role assignment to All Sales Employees, use the following command.

Set-ManagementRoleAssignment "Mail Recipients_Sales Recipient Management" -CustomRecipientWriteScope "All Sales Employees"

For more information about changing management role assignments, see Change a Role Assignment.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-ManagementRoleAssignment.

After you change the scope of role assignments on a role group, you may also want to:

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