This article outlines the necessary prerequisites for an Access Security Manager implementation.

Access Security Manager can run on any PC that is running:

  • Windows 2000 or later with the latest service packs.
  • Outlook 2000 or later, configured to connect to an Exchange server.

Access Security Manager will process Exchange 5.5 data, but this is not a supported configuration as Exchange 5.5 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Therefore Access Security Manager is only supported processing Exchange 2000 or later, on the latest service packs.

Before running Access Security Manager, you should log in as a user who has high administrative rights on Exchange. You will only be able to see or change the same permissions using Access Security Manager as the user you are logged in as has rights to see or change. In order for a user to search all rights on a group of Exchange mailboxes, the user needs at least:

  • To be a member of the ‘Domain users’ group of all domains that contain users who own mailboxes – this gives it sufficient rights to read AD permissions
  • To have at least the ‘Exchange administrator’ role (as set by the Exchange Delegation Wizard) on the Exchange stores containing the mailboxes to be searched – this gives it sufficient rights to read mailbox folder permissions