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The Exchange Administrators security groups cannot be configured

Updated: May 26, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Problem   The Exchange Administrators security groups cannot be configured.

Features affected   The messaging component of Windows SBS 2011 Standard may not function successfully.

Solution   You must manually add Domain Admins to the Exchange Organization Administrators security group.

ImportantImportant
Pre-requisite task   Before you continue, ensure that  2010 is installed. For instructions about how to install  2010, contact Microsoft Product Support.

To add Domain Admins to the Exchange Organization Administrators security group

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the User Account Control window, click Continue.

  3. Double-click <DomainName>, double-click Microsoft Exchange Security Groups, and then double-click Exchange Organization Administrators.

  4. On the Exchange Organization Administrators Properties page, click the Members tab, and then click Add.

  5. In the Select Users, Contacts, Computers, or Groups window, type Domain Admins, and then click OK.

  6. In the Exchange Organization Administrators Properties page, click OK.

  7. To fix permissions, do the following:

    1. Click Start, in the Search field type adsiedit.msc, and then in the quick launch pane click adsiedit.msc.

    2. In the User Account Control window, click Continue.

    3. In the ADSI Edit console, click Action, and then click Connect to.

    4. On the Connection Settings page, in Select a well known Naming Context, select Configuration, and then click OK.

    5. Double-click Configuration [ServerName].

    6. Double-click CN=Configuration,DC=<domain name>,DC=local.

    7. Double-click CN=Services.

    8. Double-click CN=Microsoft Exchange.

    9. Right-click CN=First Organization, and then click Properties.

    10. On the CN=First Organization Properties page, click the Security tab, and then click Add.

    11. In the Select Users, Contacts, Computers, or Groups window, type SYSTEM, set the Full Control permissions to Full Control, and then click OK.

ImportantImportant
Follow-up task   After you finish, you must set the configuration status of the  2010. For instructions, see The status for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 could not be configured.

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