Administrator does not have Exchange administrator rights

I came to this answering questions on the Small Business Server technet forum

When you are creating a new user account via the SBS Console, the creation of the e-mail address fails with the following warning: “Administrator Adminname does not have Exchange administrative rights.”

And when the wizard finished there was no mailbox created. When you go to the Exchange management console you can create mailboxes without any problem.

Solution: This problem occurs when the SBS Administrator account has it’s primary group set to Domain Admins, when you change it back to “Domain Users” the problem does not occur anymore. The primary group can be set by using Active directory users and computers go to the properties of the admin user and than to the Member of tab, select the Domain users group and tick Set Primary Group.

Posted in Blog, SBS 2011 by ronnypot at August 8th, 2011.
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3 Responses to “Administrator does not have Exchange administrator rights”

  1. Alan says:

    Nice. This worked…

  2. Bob says:

    This did not work for me any other places I can look ? Exchange console will not connect to server ?

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