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  • Configuring impersonation for use with Veeam Exchange Explorer.

    Posted on November 21st, 2012 ashinn No comments

    So, … you just got your Veeam platform upgraded to 6.5, and now you’re ready to use Exchange Explorer to do some item level recovery hotness. You choose the “Restore to …” option and POW you get this error:

    “The account does not have permission to impersonate the requested user.”

    I’m not much of an Exchange engineer anymore, but I remembered something like this in Exchange 2007 when you wanted to do item level restore with EMC Avamar. To get past this, you must grant the account you’ve launched the Veeam managment console with the ability to impersonate the target user.

    This is easily accomplished with the following Exchange Managment Shell command:

    New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name:impersonationAssignmentName -Role:ApplicationImpersonation -User:enter_your_account_here

    If this is a role you’re not comfortable leaving enabled on this account, you can quickly remove it with this command:

    Get-ManagementRoleAssignment | Where {$_.Role -eq “ApplicationImpersonation” -and $_.RoleAssigneeName -eq “enter_your_account_here“} | Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment

    It’s also possible to this on a PER mailbox if you really want, but I’d just reccomend keeping this managment role enabled on your Veeam service account.

    As a side note…. Exchange Explorer is a pretty amazing plug-in for Veeam 6.5. The features they continue to develop on this software is amazing, especially when you consider its price point.

    Til next time…