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  • Blog Post: Exchange RBAC Primer

    After publishing some recent articles on RBAC, there was some feedback that a primer on RBAC would also be welcomed. So here it is! What is RBAC? It is not Really Boring Access Control. RBAC = Role Based Access Control. As a concept it is not new , however Exchange 2010 was the first time that it has...
  • Blog Post: How To Add Or Remove Cmdlet Parameter From RBAC Management Role

    In the previous posts on RBAC we have looked at customising various roles to ensure that the role contained the minimum amount of cmdlets. RBAC provides even more granularity, and we can add or remove specific parameters from a cmdlet. Since some folks asked for examples on this topic here are a couple...
  • Blog Post: Allow Users To Manage Distribution Groups Without Creating New Ones

    In a previous post we discussed a scenario where users were delegated the capability to create Mail Enabled Contacts in Active Directory using a custom RBAC role. As part of the solution we enabled the MyDistributionGroups Role. While this may meet the needs of most organisations it does introduce one...
  • Blog Post: Creating RBAC Role To Delegate Contact Management

    Update 21-11-2013: If you want the additional contact fields to be edited then please review this post . I had an interesting question the other week about solving a business challenge a customer had with regards to delegating the creation of contact objects in Active Directory. In their previous...
  • Blog Post: Exchange RBAC Tips N Tricks - PowerShell

    Most of the time when working with RBAC in Exchange we are not using large scripts to create and manage roles. Generally we use one-liners to configure RBAC. So I thought it would be useful to post some of the ones that I find myself frequently using. As always please add a comment, or hit me up on the...
  • Blog Post: Creating RBAC Role To Delegate Editing Contacts

    Previously we discussed how to customise Exchange 2010 RBAC to delegate creating mail enabled contacts . The intent of that original post was to allow for the for creation of simple mail enabled contacts that would facilitate sharing the SMTP address of a person outside the Exchange organisation. Marc...