Set Impersonation rights for Exchange 2010,2013,2016, and 2019

Note: EdbMails application will automatically set Impersonation rights. If the automatic configuration is not successful then the appropriate message will be displayed to set the rights manually.

Exchange Management Shell (EMS) commands to set Impersonation rights for Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019
1. If the login through administrator user fails then try to impersonate any other User.
2. Make sure the impersonated user account has impersonation permissions to each associated Mailbox (Users). That's, impersonated user should have impersonation permissions to all associated Mailboxes.

Execute the below commands on your Exchange Management Shell (Run as Administrator)

Step 1:

a. If you are getting error in Exchange Management shell as shown below, You need to enter the FQDN.


b. Follow the below steps to get the FQDN

On the Windows Taskbar, click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

In the left pane of the Active Directory Domains and Trusts dialog box, look under Active Directory Domains and Trusts. The FQDN for the computer or computers is listed.


c. Connection to the Exchange Server is established


Step 2:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted



Step 3:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS


Ignore this results, if the error is "This operation is not required. Organization is already enabled for customization."



Step 4:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS & change User

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "ApplicationImpersonation" -User



Note: Click here to know the steps to set Impersonation rights using GUI

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