Aug 1 2015

Delegate Server Admin rights to another user to install Exchange 2007

I had to delegate access to an admin in another country to let him install Exchange 2007 on his new servers. The below video shows how this works as I tested this the day before hand in my lab.

I did however run in to some problems in production as we have multiple domains. The Microsoft article below the video shows you to open cmd prompt and then run the commands. However check the following:

1. Always right click and choose “run as administrator” when opening the cmd prompt or you will get errors.
2. You need to browse to the Exchange install file ( in the cmd prompt before running the command.
3. Advise your peer to whom you’ve granted delegate access to right click on the Exchange and choose “run as administrator” otherwise he will receive access denied errors.
4. In the multi domain environment I had to run “ /NewProvisionedServer:”ServerName” /ServerAdmin User1@domain.localOrWhatYouUse instead of … /NewProvisionedServer:”ServerName” /ServerAdmin Domain\User1
5. Running /NewProvisionedServer /ServerAdmin will delegate access to the server you are running the command from so make sure you add the remote server name if you need to           delegate access to the user on another server.

Here’s the Official Microsoft Article