Configuring Unified Messaging Permissions

Exchange 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-04-04

By default, only people who have Exchange Organization Administrators permissions can manage both Exchange Server 2007 recipient and configuration data. However, to be able to create, modify, and delete objects within a specific domain, administrators who have Exchange Organization Administrator permissions also require membership in the Windows Account Operators security group or a higher-level security group.

In many organizations, there are separate administrators for Microsoft Exchange, the Active Directory directory service, and the telecommunications equipment. Therefore, administrative functions must be delegated to maintain distinct boundaries between different levels of administrative permissions. This is known as a split permissions model.

This topic provides information and links to topics that can help you better understand the permissions that are associated with Unified Messaging. It also provides information and links to topics that describe how you can plan and implement the split permissions administrative model for Unified Messaging.

To perform administrative tasks on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that has the Unified Messaging server role installed, you must have the required permissions for the user account that you are logged on with. Administrative tasks can be delegated or assigned to users by using Exchange 2007 administrative roles.

For more information about the administrative permissions for Unified Messaging, see the following topics: