The Exchange System Manager
How to modify the tabs on your Exchange System Manager, with a Registry tweak.
You have navigated to the Exchange 2003 System manager and now you want to change permissions for objects in your Exchange Organization.
Exchange 2003’s System Manager does not display the Security Tab, so you cannot modify the permissions. The default position is that when you check any of the Exchange Organization objects, there is no Security Tab.
To display the permissions tab, make this change to the registry.
- Here is the correct path to navigate:
- Once you reach the above section of the registry you need to create a DWORD called ShowSecurityPage.
- A value of 1 (Numeric one) means on, whilst 0 (Zero) means off.
- Close the Exchange System Manager, then reopen (no need for a reboot).
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Registry Learning Points
- The area of the registry to navigate is the HKEY_Current_User (not the
- ShowSecurityPage does not exist so you have to create it rather than edit an existing entry. Also ShowSecurityPage is all one word, no spaces.
- This a DWORD and not a REG_SZ (String value)
What we want – Security Tab
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Summary Registry Hack – Exchange Security Tab
by making a careful change to the registry, you can make the Exchange System Manager display the security tab. Once the tab is displayed you can amend permissions and delegate roles within your Exchange Organization.