Managing Exchange Server 2003 Permissions


Topic Last Modified: 2005-04-22

As you manage your Exchange organization, some of your most important security tasks will involve permissions. The correct management of permissions in Exchange 2003 makes sure that users and administrators can successfully complete those tasks that they must perform, while preventing users and administrators from intentionally or inadvertently performing inappropriate tasks.

In Exchange 2003, there are three sets of permissions that you can manage:

  • Permissions for Exchange objects. These settings are stored in Active Directory and the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase.

  • Store permissions.

  • File permissions on NTFS file system volumes.

Together, these permissions provide the means to implement security on all elements in an Exchange 2003 installation.

This topic focuses on using Exchange System Manager to manage permissions on Exchange objects in Active Directory and the IIS metabase. For detailed information about managing store permissions, see "Managing Mailbox Stores and Public Folder Stores." For detailed information about understanding and managing NTFS permissions, see the Windows documentation and resource kits.

Use only Exchange System Manager to set permissions on Exchange objects.