Permissions to assign or accept tasks 
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 Permissions to assign or accept tasks

We are running Exchange 2000 and Outlook XP.  As administrator I can assign
tasks, but when anyone tries to accept a task they get and error message
which says they do not have sufficient priveleges for the folder.  Also no
one else can assign tasks without recieving the same error.  What folder's
permissions need to be changed?


Fri, 10 Sep 2004 23:17:45 GMT  
 Permissions to assign or accept tasks
Never mind.  Found the answer in a post from Marc J. Wheeler in November
2001:
If you are using Outlook 2000 w/ Windows 2000, and are unable to assign
tasks because you get an error message: You do not have permission to send
the message on behalf of the specified user. Here is the solution:

1.   Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
2.   Select the user you want to fix and double-click.
3.   On the "Exchange General" tab, choose "Delivery Options"
4.   On the "Send on behalf" screen add the user (for example, on the "Joe
Smith" account, I'd add "Joe Smith").

Once this is done, it takes a few minutes for AD to replicate and then the
user just needs to restart Outlook.   At this point they can assign/delegate
tasks without a problem.

It seems to be a bug in either AD or Exchange.   Users aren't by default
allowed to "send on behalf" of themselves.   Since assigning a task creates
an Outlook form with the "From" field listed as the person assigning the
task, this will fail unless the person has been allowed to "send on behalf"
of themselves.

I suppose you could write a script to add this to every user in AD, but I've
just done it manually so far.

You're probably also having a problem where if a user goes into their "Sent
Items" folder and selects a message and chooses "Resend Message" that they
get an error as well.   The above work around solves this problem also.

The other way to verify that this is the cause of your problem is to compose
a new blank e-mail.   From the View menu, choose "From field".   Send a test
message to yourself and in the from field put your own name.   It'll fail
with the same error that you get when you assign tasks.

Good luck!

Quote:
> We are running Exchange 2000 and Outlook XP.  As administrator I can
assign
> tasks, but when anyone tries to accept a task they get and error message
> which says they do not have sufficient priveleges for the folder.  Also no
> one else can assign tasks without recieving the same error.  What folder's
> permissions need to be changed?



Sat, 11 Sep 2004 05:07:00 GMT  
 
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