You might want to rethink your design. Domain Admins should never have a mailbox, they should not even be reading an email, it's a security breach. You should never have anyone logging in as a Domain Admin and performing day to day activities such as reading eamil, working with documents, surfing, etc, it's a security breach. You've opened up your network to all the little nasties out there. You should have an account identical to all other users on your network (the least amount of rights possible to allow productivity), you use that account all the time. You then have a seperate account that is your Admin account, only (I mean ONLY!!!!) used for administrative duties and never logged into a PC. Use it to login to a server, but never a workstation that the general user population has access to, including yours. Always login as your normal account and if you need elevated rights use a "Run As" to launch the tool you need with your admin account rights. As for your question, go into ADUC, insure advanced options is checked under the view menu, go to that user and select the Exchange Advanced tab, click the Mailbox Rights button and grant the user rights. George Taylor Systems Programmer Regional Health Inc. _____ From: Ara Avvali [mailto:Ara.Avvali@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:16 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] allow a domain admin to access emails via outlook Hi I have a scenario that I should be able to read emails to an account which is a domain admin. As we know domain admins are denied to read other users mail box. So what is the proper way to allow a single domain admin account to access it's own mail box with outlook and not others? I followed this article but no luck. If I login to a xp sp2 system with the domain admin account and create an outlook profile to access the mail box, it keeps asking for password http://www.petri.co.il/grant_full_mailbox_rights_on_exchange_2000_2003.h tm Thanks ***Note: The information contained in this message, including any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Sender immediately by a "reply to sender only" message and destroy all electronic or paper copies of the communication, including any attachments.