Exchange Management Console Send on Behalf of Error
Tags: error, exchange, management console
We recently migrated from Exchange 2003 to 2010 (completely new server, et al), and opted to not migrate over some mailboxes of users that are no longer with our organization — makes sense, right?
Well, it does, up until one of those users still had “Send on Behalf of” rights for a shared mailbox… which doesn’t cause an issue until you try to give a new user “Send on Behalf of” rights to that mailbox… When I tried, I got the following error:
Microsoft Exchange Error:
The following error(s) occurred while saving changes:
Set-Mailbox Failed Error:
Couldn’t find object “domain.local/OU/username”. Please make sure that it was spelled correctly or specify a different object. Reason: The recipient domain.local/OU/username isn’t the expected type.
On the Exchange server, ADSI Edit (Start > run > ‘adsiedit.msc’), connect to the domain (if it’s not already connected), navigate to the OU / user you’re trying to grant the permissions for (in my case the shared mailbox user), Right click > Properties, find the publicDelegates setting, edit it, and remove the user being referenced — et voila!
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Oct 02, 2015 @ 04:08:47
Jan 07, 2016 @ 12:38:44
Awesome worked for me as well.
Jan 13, 2016 @ 13:16:15
Thanks for this. Nice simple solution that worked.
Jan 30, 2016 @ 00:22:32
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Feb 03, 2016 @ 10:39:59
Excellent! Simply explained and worked perfectly. Thank you very much!
Apr 29, 2016 @ 01:50:49
Thanks worked perfectly!
Jun 21, 2016 @ 08:56:10
Thank you.. This helped me…!
Jun 24, 2016 @ 09:19:30
Aug 04, 2016 @ 13:58:02
Didn’t work. Both were already . What else have you got?
Aug 04, 2016 @ 13:58:56
Sorry, both were not set. What else have you got?
Aug 04, 2016 @ 14:44:31
Both what were not set? What version of Exchange, and is it the exact error as above?
Feb 28, 2017 @ 15:36:47
Thanks for that. Worked perfectly.
Mar 15, 2017 @ 07:51:16
Thank you much!
Jul 16, 2019 @ 04:31:31
The solution, I searched for a long time. Many Thanks