Role management permissions

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

The permissions required to perform tasks to configure management roles vary depending on the procedure being performed or the cmdlet you want to run. For more information about management roles, see Understanding management roles.

To find out what permissions you need to perform the procedure or run the cmdlet, do the following:

  1. In the table below, find the feature that is most related to the procedure you want to perform or the cmdlet you want to run.

  2. Next, look at the permissions required for the feature. You must be assigned one of those role groups, an equivalent custom role group, or an equivalent management role. You can also click on a role group to see its management roles. If a feature lists more than one role group, you only need to be assigned one of the role groups to use the feature. For more information about role groups and management roles, see Understanding Role Based Access Control.

  3. Now, run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet to look at the role groups or management roles assigned to you to see if you have the permissions that are necessary to manage the feature.


    You must be assigned the Role Management management role to run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet. If you don't have permissions to run the Get-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet, ask your Exchange administrator to retrieve the role groups or management roles assigned to you.

If you want to delegate the ability to manage a feature to another user, see Delegate role assignments.

About role management permissions

You can use the features in the following table to manage the management role groups, roles, assignment policies, assignments, scopes that define the permissions you can apply to administrators, and end users. Users who are assigned the View-Only Management role group can view the configuration of the features in the following table. For more information, see View-only Organization Management.

Feature Permissions required
Management roles Organization Management
Unscoped management roles Unscoped Role Management role management role
Role groups Organization Management
Assignment policies Organization Management
Role assignments Organization Management
Management scopes Organization Management
Management role entries Organization Management
Legacy permissions Organization Management
Active Directory split permissions Organization Management

Important: To run the setup.exe command with the PrepareAD and ActiveDirectorySplitPermissions parameters, the account you use must be a member of the Schema Admins and Enterprise Administrators groups.