Email profile prerequisites

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Email profiles in System Center Configuration Manager have dependencies both externally, and within the product.

Configuration Manager dependencies

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Specific security permissions must be granted to manage email profiles You must have the following security permissions to manage company resource access settings, such as email profiles:

- To view and manage alerts and reports for email profiles: Create, Delete, Modify, Modify Report, Read, and Run Report permissions for the Alerts object.

- To create and manage certificate profiles: Author Policy, Modify Report, Read and Run Report permissions for the Certificate Profile object.

- To manage email profile deployments: Deploy Configuration Policies, Modify Client Status Alert, Read, and Read Resource permissions for the Collection object.

- To manage all configuration policies: Create, Delete, Modify, Read and Set Security Scope permissions for the Configuration Policy object.

- To run queries that are related to email profiles: Read permission for the Query object.

- To view email profiles information in the System Center Configuration Manager console: Read permission for the Site object.

- To view status messages for email profiles: Read permission for the Status Messages object.

- To create and manage email profiles: Author Policy, Modify Report, Read, and Run Report permissions for the Communications Provisioning Profile object.

The Company Resource Access Manager security role includes these permissions that are required to manage email profiles in System Center Configuration Manager. For more information, see Configure security in System Center Configuration Manager.
Mail attribute in active directory If you want to generate the users email address in an email profile by using the user's primary SMTP address, System Center Configuration Manager user discovery must be configured to discover the mail attribute from Active Directory (this is configured by default).

External dependencies

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Mail attribute in active directory If you want to generate the users email address in an email profile by using the user's primary SMTP address, this address must exist in the mail attribute in Active Directory.

For more information, see your Windows Server documentation.