Managing Features in a Microsoft Exchange Online Environment

Jan 17, 19

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Moving to Microsoft Office 365 does not mean that schools, districts, ESDs, or WSIPC lose the ability to leverage the features of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange is the underlying email messaging system for many organizations as well as Office 365.

To learn how to manage features in a Microsoft Exchange online environment, follow these instructions:
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The permissions required to perform tasks to manage Microsoft Exchange Online vary depending on the procedure being performed or the cmdlet you want to run.

Note: A cmdlet (pronounced "command-let") is a lightweight command used in the Windows PowerShell environment.

To find out what permissions you need to perform the procedure or run the cmdlet, do the following:
  • In this table, find the feature that is most related to the procedure you want to perform or the cmdlet you want to run.
  • 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.
  • 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 review 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.

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