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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition by Vladimir Meloski, Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol, Clifton Leonard

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Chapter 12Management Permissions and Role-Based Access Control

In Exchange Server 2016, the methodology for managing access permissions to user and administrative functionality is the same as it was in Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013. This technology, called Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), provides more powerful and granular control over what people can do than what was available in earlier versions of Exchange.

To use it effectively, we need to take an in-depth look at how RBAC works and how it differs from the permission model in previous versions of Exchange. Then we'll examine the tools and processes for configuring and managing RBAC. After that, we can dig deeper into the topic of roles and how to assign them to users and administrators.

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Determine what built-in roles and role groups provide you with the permissions you need
  • Assign permissions to administrators using roles and role groups
  • Grant permissions to end users for updating their address list information
  • Create custom administration roles and assign them to administrators
  • Audit RBAC changes using the Exchange Management Shell and built-in reports in the Exchange Administration Center

RBAC Basics

The goal in this section is to give you a broad and high-level understanding of what RBAC is and how it works. As we discuss these various topics throughout this chapter, we will build on this knowledge and you will gain deeper insights into RBAC. This will help you learn ...

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