Changing Permissions on Objects in Exchange

by Chris Sanders [Published on 29 Jan. 2008 / Last Updated on 29 Jan. 2008]

Changing permissions on objects in Exchange is not available without a little bit of tweaking. This article will show how to do that.

It may come as quite a shock when you go to change the permissions on various exchange objects and find that you can’t. This is because there is no security tab available to modify on these objects. This can be changed with a quick registry edit.

Open the registry editor and browse to HKCU\Software\ Microsoft\Exchange\ExAdmin. Create a DWORD value called ShowSecurityPage and set its value to 1. After you make this change you will need to close and reopen Exchange System Manager.

Remember, any time you modify the registry on a production server it is a good idea to make sure you have a good backup in hand.


Chris Sanders is a consultant for KeeFORCE, one of the most popular network consulting firms in western Kentucky. Chris is the author of the book Practical Packet Analysis as well as several technical articles. His personal website at contains a great deal of information, articles, and guides related to network administration, network security, packet analysis, and general information technology.

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