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Prevent users from accessing others mailboxes

Learn how to prevent Outlook 2000/2003 users from having access to the Permissions tab in the mailbox folders using Group Policy Object.

I am looking for a way to prevent Outlook 2000/2003 users from having access to the Permissions tab in the mailbox folders. I want to prevent users from assigning permissions to other users to have access to their mailboxes. I want to control this through Active Directory Users and Computers.
I think you might be able to do this is with a Group Policy Object. Using the Office templates you can remove tabs from Outlook and other Office applications. See here for more information.

If not, you may be able to lock down the permissions using the information in the Microsoft Knowledge base article, How to set Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server mailbox rights on a mailbox that exists in the information store.

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