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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By : Nate Chamberlain
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By: Nate Chamberlain

Overview of this book

Organizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you’re administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you’ll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You’ll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You’ll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that’ll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you’ll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Chapter 14: Appendix – Office 365 Subscriptions and Licenses

Assigning permissions and roles

In this recipe, you'll learn how to manage a user's ability to access, read, edit, or own an inbox, distribution list, shared inbox, O365 group, and more. We'll accomplish this by utilizing the classic Exchange admin center's permissions blade.

Getting ready

You'll need to be an Exchange admin or have the Organization Management or Recipient Management roles to manage permissions and roles in the classic Exchange admin center.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the classic Exchange admin center at
  2. Click on permissions in the left-hand navigation menu:

    Figure 4.23 – The permissions menu link in the Exchange admin center

  3. Double-click on any admin role (such as Discover Management) to see its details and the specific sub-roles (such as Legal Hold and Mailbox Search) included in the main role. You can modify the included sub-roles and add or remove members here as well: