About Microsoft 365 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM (Microsoft.Exchange.ServiceHost) FullAccess Mailbox Delegation

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Hi team,

It appears that FullAccess authorization has been granted by the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM (Microsoft.Exchange.ServiceHost). The identity information is EURPR0XA00X.prod.outlook.com/Microsoft Exchange Hosted Organizations/aaaa.onmicrosoft.com/DiscoverySearchMailbox{aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa- aaaa}, do you have any information about the reason for this activity? There is no specific time pattern.


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  1. Vasil Michev 97,076 Reputation points MVP

    "DiscoverySearchMailbox" indicates that the entry corresponds to a Discovery mailbox, i.e. one used for the "legacy" eDiscovery experience to "preview" search results, or copy them outside of the original mailbox. Such "discovery" mailboxes cannot be accessed directly as they do not have a corresponding user (or credentials), so Full access permissions are needed to facilitate access. Permissioning is in turn handled by the system once an eDiscovery case is created, although this functionality has since been deprecated in Exchange Online, so what you see is likely a remnant of old cases.

    TL;DR version - you can ignore such entries, as they are handled by background tasks. If you need more info on Discovery mailboxes, read here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-ediscovery/in-place-ediscovery

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