Exchange 2013 Browse button for Organizational Unit selection is disabled/grayed out RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I can't figure out whic permissions should I give to user for browsing Active Directory OUs while creating DGs.

    Exchange 2013 Browse button for Organizational Unit selection is disabled/grayed out when user wants to create distribution group.

    The same doesn't work for mailbox creation window.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:01 PM

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  • Friday, September 13, 2013 6:22 AM
  • Hello,

    Sorry for delayed response.

    You need have these permissions for "organization management" and "recipient management".

    You can use get-rolegroupmember "organization management" cmdlet to check if you have the permission and use get-rolegroupmember "recipient management" cmdlet to check permission.

    Cara Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:11 AM
  • Hi,

    I have the impression as TechNet Community Support Staff earning money by a number of posts not solutions provided.

    Of course I should have these permissions, also I have to have Exchange 2013 installed.

    What else please?

    Please provide me the final cmdlets. I will find all prerequisites.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:12 AM
  • Hi Cara!

    We have the same issue. The browse button for Organizational Unit selection is grayed out. I have created a new RoleGroup and assigned the Distribution Group Role to it. That is all permission that is necessary for a user to create a Distribution Group. "Organization management” should not be necessary, then no one at Service Desk should be able to create any Distribution Groups other than in the Users OU.


    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:32 PM
  • Any reply to the last question?
    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:34 AM
  • Hello Mihail,

    Quick Quesiton : while you created the Role/Rolegroup did we gave any explicit scope on the OU?

    Can you try to create a new role without any scope and see if you are able to click on the Browse Button.

    Waiting to hear from you.

    Naveen V Microsoft Forum Specialist

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:17 AM
  • Have you resolved your problem?

    I have Exchange 2013 CU2 installed, and I added a user to the Recipient Management Role group. I can use it to creat new mailbox and contact and click the browse button, but when I create new distribution group, the browse button for OU is grayed.

    If the user is added to the Organization Management Role group, I can browse the OU.

    Anybody knows why?

    Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:21 AM
  • I know how to resolve it. You just need to add Security Group Creation and Membership management role to your Role group, then you can click the browse button.
    Saturday, December 7, 2013 2:32 PM