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How to log into someone's mailbox via OWA with Exchange 2007 with an AD a/c that doesn't have a mailbox? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Just wanted to check what would be the correct way to do this:-

    SCENARIO:-

    User1:- user1@xyz.com has mailbox on Ex 2007

    User 2 :- user2@xyz.com has AD a/c and permissions over User1 A/c and mailbox however doesn't have a mailbox for itself

    Upto Ex2003 I know it worked fine:-

    http://<IP-address of Ex server>/exchange/user1

    And I could login to the mailbox of user1 by filling in the cred's of user2

    == > However with Ex2007 the above URL type definitely doesn't work and even when I use the complete E-mail address of User1 like:-

    https://<IP-address of Ex server/servername>/owa/user1@xyz.com

    I still can't login with cred of user2

    So just wanted to check if having a mailbox for any user who is trying to login to another user's mailbox in Ex2007 via OWA is a restriction condition or should it still work like it used to with Ex2003

    Please advise and provide the correct URL syntax in case the above one is not the correct one.

    Cheers,

    :)


    Find A Way, Or, Make A Way...........

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:51 AM

Answers

  • On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:00:38 +0000, Pradipto wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Thanks for the reply Rich,
    >
    >"Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the right of your name at the top tight-hand corner. You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox. "
    >
    >However this applies when you have a mailbox and you try to login to another user's mailbox.
    >
    >I am looking at the option when the a/c is just an AD a/c in same domain but doesn't have a mailbox, the "Full Mailbox Access" right can be provided,
    >
    >So can that be done as with Ex 2003 this definitely works w/o any mailbox requirement.
    >
    >Please let me know about it.
     
    I suppose you could "runas /user:domain\account cmd.exe" and then
    start the browser from the cmd window.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Pradipto Friday, April 6, 2012 2:23 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 4:11 AM
  • On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:00:38 +0000, Pradipto wrote:
     
    >"Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the right of your name at the top tight-hand corner. You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox. "
    >
    >However this applies when you have a mailbox and you try to login to another user's mailbox.
    >
    >I am looking at the option when the a/c is just an AD a/c in same domain but doesn't have a mailbox, the "Full Mailbox Access" right can be provided,
    >
    >So can that be done as with Ex 2003 this definitely works w/o any mailbox requirement.
    >
    >Please let me know about it.
     
    Another alternative is to set the browswer to always ask for
    credentials. They you can just present the credentials of the other
    user and connect to their mailbox. Why you'd have everyone's password
    is kinda strange, though.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, April 6, 2012 2:15 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:37 PM
  • Hi Gavin,

    Thanks for checking back, however the Ex 2007 server (in Lab actually) is hard down and it is going to take sometime to get up. So I can't test any further any time soon.

    I'll mark this as answered and if required create a new one in future.

    Thanks for all the help guys.......

    Cheers

    :)

    Prad


    Find A Way, Or, Make A Way...........

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, April 6, 2012 2:15 AM
    Friday, April 6, 2012 1:42 AM

All replies

  • On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 00:51:42 +0000, Pradipto wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Hi All,
    >
    >Just wanted to check what would be the correct way to do this:-
    >
    >SCENARIO:-
    >
    >User1:- user1@xyz.com has mailbox on Ex 2007
    >
    >User 2 :- user2@xyz.com has AD a/c and permissions over User1 A/c and mailbox however doesn't have a mailbox for itself
    >
    >Upto Ex2003 I know it worked fine:-
    >
    >http://<IP-address of Ex server>/exchange/user1
    >
    >And I could login to the mailbox of user1 by filling in the cred's of user2
    >
    >
    >
    >== > However with Ex2007 the above URL type definitely doesn't work and even when I use the complete E-mail address of User1 like:-
    >
    >https://<IP-address of Ex server/servername>/owa/user1@xyz.com
    >
    >I still can't login with cred of user2
    >
    >So just wanted to check if having a mailbox for any user who is trying to login to another user's mailbox in Ex2007 via OWA is a restriction condition or should it still work like it used to with Ex2003
    >
    >Please advise and provide the correct URL syntax in case the above one is not the correct one.
     
    Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the
    right of your name at the top tight-hand corner.
     
    You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 2:27 AM
  • Thanks for the reply Rich,

    "Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the

    right of your name at the top tight-hand corner.
     
    You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox.
     "

    However this applies when you have a mailbox and you try to login to another user's mailbox.

    I am looking at the option when the a/c is just an AD a/c in same domain but doesn't have a mailbox, the "Full Mailbox Access" right can be provided,

    So can that be done as with Ex 2003 this definitely works w/o any mailbox requirement.

    Please let me know about it.

    Cheers,

    Prad

    :)


    Find A Way, Or, Make A Way...........

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3:00 AM
  • On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:00:38 +0000, Pradipto wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Thanks for the reply Rich,
    >
    >"Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the right of your name at the top tight-hand corner. You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox. "
    >
    >However this applies when you have a mailbox and you try to login to another user's mailbox.
    >
    >I am looking at the option when the a/c is just an AD a/c in same domain but doesn't have a mailbox, the "Full Mailbox Access" right can be provided,
    >
    >So can that be done as with Ex 2003 this definitely works w/o any mailbox requirement.
    >
    >Please let me know about it.
     
    I suppose you could "runas /user:domain\account cmd.exe" and then
    start the browser from the cmd window.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Pradipto Friday, April 6, 2012 2:23 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 4:11 AM
  • On Tue, 3 Apr 2012 03:00:38 +0000, Pradipto wrote:
     
    >"Log on to your own mailbox and then click on the little arrow to the right of your name at the top tight-hand corner. You need Full Mailbox Access on the other mailbox. "
    >
    >However this applies when you have a mailbox and you try to login to another user's mailbox.
    >
    >I am looking at the option when the a/c is just an AD a/c in same domain but doesn't have a mailbox, the "Full Mailbox Access" right can be provided,
    >
    >So can that be done as with Ex 2003 this definitely works w/o any mailbox requirement.
    >
    >Please let me know about it.
     
    Another alternative is to set the browswer to always ask for
    credentials. They you can just present the credentials of the other
    user and connect to their mailbox. Why you'd have everyone's password
    is kinda strange, though.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, April 6, 2012 2:15 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:37 PM
  • Hi Rich, It's a specific requirement for that a/c (AD Non mailbox) not common, I know. Currently the Ex2007 server is down so can't test it. However thanks a lot for the suggestions, I'll check and update the thread....... Thanks Again :) Prad

    Find A Way, Or, Make A Way...........

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:03 AM
  • Hi Pradipto,

    Any update for your issue?
    If you still have other issue , please feel free let us know.

    Regards!

    Gavin

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:20 AM
  • Hi Gavin,

    Thanks for checking back, however the Ex 2007 server (in Lab actually) is hard down and it is going to take sometime to get up. So I can't test any further any time soon.

    I'll mark this as answered and if required create a new one in future.

    Thanks for all the help guys.......

    Cheers

    :)

    Prad


    Find A Way, Or, Make A Way...........

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, April 6, 2012 2:15 AM
    Friday, April 6, 2012 1:42 AM