Permissions that you must have to install components in Exchange Server 2003

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Summary

The permissions that you must have to install Microsoft Exchange Server components have changed in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. This article discusses those permissions. See the table in the "More Information" section of this article to determine the permissions that you must have to install certain Exchange Server 2003 components.

More information

The following table lists the Microsoft Active Directory directory service permissions that you must have to perform certain Exchange Server 2003 Setup operations:
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Setup operationActive Directory permissions that you must have
To install the first Exchange Server 2003 computer in the domainExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To install the first Exchange Server 2003 computer in a Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server site that is enabled for Site Replication Service (SRS)Exchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To remove or to reinstall Exchange Server 2003 together with SRSExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To run the setup /forestprep command together with schema update in a forestEnterprise Admin permissions together with Schema Admin permissions
To run Active Directory Connector (ADC) Setup when an older schema is detectedEnterprise Admin permissions together with Schema Admin permissions
To run ADC Setup when ADC Setup is used with the explicit schemaonly optionEnterprise Admin permissions together with Schema Admin permissions
To run subsequent setup /forestprep operationsExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To run the setup /forestprep command in a domainDomain Administrator permissions
To install the first instance of the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise, or to install the first instance of the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes in the Exchange organizationExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To remove Key Management Server (KMS) from a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server computer so that you can perform an in-place upgrade to Exchange 2003Enterprise Admin permissions
To install, to maintain, or to remove an Exchange computer that has SRS enabledExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To install an additional Exchange computer that does not have SRS enabled, or to install an Exchange virtual server on a server clusterExchange Full Administrator permissions at the Administrative Group level together with permissions to add the computer account to the Domain Servers group
To run maintenance mode operations on a computer, except for Key Management Server computers or computers that have SRS enabledExchange Full Administrator permissions at the Administrative Group level
To remove a computer that does not have SRS installedExchange Full Administrator permissions at the Administrative Group level together with permissions to remove the computer account from the Domain Servers group after Setup is complete
To remove the last computer in an organizationExchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level
To apply a service pack to Exchange Server 2003 Exchange Administrator permissions at the Administrative Group level
In Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Full Administrator permissions at the Administrative Group level permit the following:
  • New computer installations
  • Installation of service packs and hotfixes
  • Removal of most Exchange computers from that administrative group
However, there are still exceptions. You still must have Exchange Full Administrator permissions at the organization level when you install SRS or when you install the first Exchange Server 2003 computer in a domain. When the first Exchange Server 2003 computer is installed in a domain, the Exchange Server 2003 computer must set the access control entries (ACE) for the Exchange Domain Servers of that group on the organization-level object. Therefore, the user who runs Setup must have full permissions to the organization object.

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Article ID: 828765 - Last Review: September 3, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
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