RE: Stop Administrator to access others mail b ox

  • From: "Jason Merrique" <j.merrique@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 13:43:42 +0100

Basically, what I think he's trying to say is that what you're trying to
do isn't best practice :)

It would be easier to grant the other Admin users specific access to the
systems that they need access to. That way you have more control over
who is accessing which bit of your network.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 08 July 2004 09:39
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Stop Administrator to access 
> others mail b ox
> > I want the technical solution. If I know the admin password 
> I can open.
> > 
> > Is  there any other solution, lets if the persons knows the admin 
> > password even than he can not open others mail box.
> OK, let me see if I understand what you are asking. You want 
> people to be able to use the administrator account, yet you 
> do not want everyone who uses that account to be able to 
> access everything the administrator account has access to. Is 
> that correct?
> Fix your security problem correctly, not look for a work 
> around that will create even more problems!
> You people come on lists like this wanting easy answers to 
> the problems you created in the first place because you do 
> not even know what you are doing. 
> If Exchange had been installed correctly, meaning using best 
> practices, you would not have this problem as you would have 
> been logged in as a specific special user such as exadmin 
> that is only for absolute uncontrolled access to Exchange. 
> The domain/local administrator account would not have had 
> full access to it.
> You people need to get off your duffs and start learning 
> about the fundamentals and basics before you start working on 
> such complex things such as Exchange. 
> No one has any business touching an Exchange server without 
> basic knowledge of Active Directory, (NT 4.0 Domains,) 
> security accounts, user's permissions, relaying, DNS and so forth.
> Personally, I am getting sick and tired of seeing posts on 
> this and other lists of questions that if the poster had 
> bothered to learn some basics first, they would have at least 
> a simple understanding of what is needed, and then help in 
> looking and understanding the problem instead of looking for 
> an answer of do this or do that.
> Like the old saying: If a man is hungry, give him food and he 
> will be hungry again tomorrow. Give him fishing pole and 
> teach him how to fish and he will be satisfied day after day. 
> (My wife says I am terrible at paraphrasing, so forgive me if 
> that is not exactly correct.)
> My blast shields are up, fire away.
> John Tolmachoff
> Engineer/Consultant/Owner
> eServices For You
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