“Assign Policy” option missing for Outlook users.

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I have always wondered why I was the only one in my whole organization that has the option ‘Assign Policy’ in Outlook.  I am the Exchange Engineer and administrator, but I don’t remember giving myself exclusive permissions.  Searching online also did not give me what I was looking for.


If you are like me, who searched online and did not find any answers.  Here is how I fixed this issue for regular users.

I am using Exchange 2013, to allow your users to assign their own policies, follow the steps below

  1. Login to Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
  2. Go to Permissions > User Roles and modify your default Role Assignment Policy, or whichever policy is assigned to your users.
  3. Check the box for ‘MyRetentionPolicies’ and that should give users permissions they are missing.



How to configure Mailtips in Exchange 2010

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MailTips is by default enabled in a fresh install of Exchange 2010.

Here is a link to TechNet:


How to remove additional mailboxes from your Outlook

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After adding an additional mailbox in your Outlook through Account Settings, sometimes the system won’t allow you to remove it easily.  Below are the steps in removing the additional mailbox from your Outlook via ADSIEdit.

1.  Open ADSIEdit.msc

2.  Connect to one of your primary Domain Controllers

3.  Drill down to the account, or object you wish to be removed from

4.  Right-click on the object and select Properties

5.  Under the Attribute Editor tab, scroll down to “MSExchDelegateListLink” and remove your self from that list

6.  Restart your Outlook and the additional mailbox should no longer show