I want to convert an exchange user account / email to just a shared email with an access group.
I have a windows active directory network with a user account called "mydomain\bob". I can log into computers and Outlook Web App (OWA) because I created an email when I made it: firstname.lastname@example.org
However, I want to treat "bob" as a shared email, normally this should be pretty easy I assume, but to make it more difficult, I cannot delete the user account (and start with just an email) because I need to preserve all emails (unless I could somehow export them all and then import). So in PowerShell I did: "Set-Mailbox bob -Type:Shared"
I also don't want anybody to be able to log into a computer with "mydomain\bob", I only want them to get into Outlook Web App. How can I remove the "bob" account from the "bob" email on the exchange server without deleting "bob"?
I'm following this tutorial on making a shared email in OWA and I have a group called "Mail Access Group" that I want to add people to, to give them mail access, but this command fails:
[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Add-ADPermission 'bob' -User:'Mail Access Group' -ExtendedRights:Send-As -AccessRights:ReadProperty, WriteProperty -Properties:'Personal Information' There are multiple objects matching the identity "bob". Please specify an unique value. + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Add-ADPermission], ManagementObjectAmbiguousException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 509FB2E4,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.AddADPermission
I managed to temporarily change the "Name" field and and it allowed me to run the command. I disabled the account originally related to the email (on the domain server), and the email is still active. However, I can't seem to add the mailbox via OWA under any of the users in the access group.