Clients and mobile devices permissions

Summary: Learn about permissions that are required to perform tasks for clients and mobile devices in Exchange Server 2016.

The permissions required to perform tasks for clients and mobile devices vary depending on the procedure being performed or the cmdlet you want to run. For more information about client and mobile device features, see Clients and mobile.

To find out what permissions you need to perform the procedure or run the cmdlet, do the following:

  1. In the table below, find the feature that is most related to the procedure you want to perform or the cmdlet you want to run.

  2. Next, look at the permissions required for the feature. You must be assigned one of those role groups, an equivalent custom role group, or an equivalent management role. You can also click on a role group to see its management roles. If a feature lists more than one role group, you only need to be assigned one of the role groups to use the feature. For more information about role groups and management roles, see Understanding Role Based Access Control.

  3. Now, run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet to look at the role groups or management roles assigned to you to see if you have the permissions that are necessary to manage the feature.

    Note

    You must be assigned the Role Management management role to run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet. If you don't have permissions to run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet, ask your Exchange administrator to retrieve the role groups or management roles assigned to you.

If you want to delegate the ability to manage a feature to another user, see Delegate role assignments.

Note

Some features may require that you have local administrator permissions on the server you want to manage. To manage these features, you must be a member of the Local Administrators group on that server.

Client Access service permissions

You can configure any of the following features for the Client Access service.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Client Access service array settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Client Access service settings
Server Management
Client Access service email channel settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Client Access user settings
Server Management
Client Access virtual directory settings
Organization Management
Server Management
RPC Client Access settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
Push notification proxy settings
Organization Management
Recipient Management
OAuth authentication redirection settings
Organization Management

Exchange ActiveSync permissions

You can configure any of the following for Exchange ActiveSync.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Exchange ActiveSync Autoblock settings
Organization Management
Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Exchange ActiveSync server settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Exchange ActiveSync settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Exchange ActiveSync user settings
Recipient Management
Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Mobile device mailbox policy settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Mobile device user settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Recipient Management

Autodiscover permissions

You can configure the following for the Autodiscover service.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Autodiscover service configuration settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
Delegated Setup
Hygiene Management
Autodiscover virtual directory settings
Organization Management
Server Management

Availability service permissions

You can configure the following for the Availability service.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Availability service address space settings
Organization Management
View-Only Organization Management
Availability service configuration settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management

Client throttling permissions

You can configure the following for client throttling.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Client throttling settings
Organization Management
View-Only Organization Management

Exchange Web Services permissions

You can configure the following for Web Services virtual directories.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Exchange Web Services virtual directory settings
Organization Management
Server Management
Test Exchange Web Services
Organization Management
Server Management
Test Outlook Web Services
Organization Management

Outlook Anywhere permissions

You can configure and manage the following settings for Outlook Anywhere.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Outlook Anywhere configuration (enable, disable, change, view)
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
Delegated Setup
Hygiene Management
RPC over HTTP Proxy component
Local Server Administrator
Test Outlook Anywhere connectivity
Organization Management
View-Only Organization Management
Server Management

Outlook on the web permissions

You can use the following features to view Outlook on the web settings, control security and user access to Outlook on the web, and test Outlook on the web connectivity.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Graphics editor
Local Server Administrator
IIS Manager
Local Server Administrator
ISA Server 2006
ISA Server Enterprise Administrator
Outlook on the web mailbox policies
Organization Management
Recipient Management
Outlook on the web virtual directories
Organization Management
Server Management
Registry Editor
Local Server Administrator
S/MIME configuration
Organization Management
Text editor
Local Server Administrator
View Outlook on the web mailbox policies
Organization Management
Recipient Management
View-Only Organization Management
Delegated Setup
Hygiene Management

POP3 and IMAP4 permissions

You can configure the following for POP3 and IMAP4.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
IMAP4 settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
POP3 settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
Test IMAP4 settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management
Test POP3 settings
Organization Management
Server Management
View-Only Organization Management

Windows PowerShell virtual directory permissions

You can configure the following for Windows PowerShell.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Test Windows PowerShell
Organization Management
Windows PowerShell settings
Organization Management

Text Messaging permissions

You can configure the following for text messaging.

Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Text messaging notification settings
Recipient Management
Text messaging settings
Recipient Management
Text messaging user settings
Recipient Management