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Recipient Policy: adding multiple criteria

I would like to add a policy in recipient policies that i want to apply to a few users. In the Proprties > General > modify , I am given a few ways to search for users on the server. There doesn't seem to be a way to add multiple users to this policy and it overwites the policy i just created. The default exchange policy filter rules show up like this:

i'd like to do something like this if possible:
(mailnickanem = user1, user2, user3)

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Applies still to 2003 server:


That's the walkthrough for setting up a new recipient policy.

If you have questions, let us know.
kenitechAuthor Commented:
not the most informative answer to my question. but after reading this article i realized that that the answer lies in the custom attribute feature. since i want the policy to apply to a few users i selected the user > exchange advanced > custom attributes > clicked on extensionAttribute1 > edit... > put the value in that i decided to call '30daydeletepolicy'.
now when i go to the criteria for the policy i created, i can select them using the query search tool saying 'is exactly 30daydeletepolicy'

That's why I said,

"If you have questions, let us know"

You didn't state in your original message what the recipient policy would do, etc.

For instance, "There doesn't seem to be a way to add multiple users to this policy ", well you can create a group and apply the policy to the group.  But since you wanted a custom attribute, and didn't specify that in your original question, we couldn't have known that.

You didn't give myself or others a chance to respond to follow up questions and earn something besides a C.

Note from the "Help section on EE":

C: Because Experts' reliability are often judged by their grading records, |||||||||||many Experts would like the opportunity to clarify if you have questions about their solutions.|||||||||||||| If you have given the Expert(s) ample time to respond to your clarification posts and you have responded to each of their posts providing requested information; or if the answers, after clarification, lack finality or do not completely address the issue presented, then a "C" grade is an option. You also have the option here of just asking Community Support to delete the question.
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kenitechAuthor Commented:

sorry about jumping the gun on that. just my experts-exchange inexperience. i guess i'm underestimating the dedication that everyone on here has, which is why it's succh a valuabl resource. i'm so used to other people in other places giving short answers without spending the time to follow up.

so, just to follow up then, how do i create a group? i guess this was something i was unaware of so i found the customattributes and applied the filter this way.

if it's possible to change the grade then i will. sorry about that!

It's simply creating a group in AD, just like any other group.

For instance, if I want a recipient policy that sets something like mailbox manager options on the Accounting group:

1.  Inside Recipient policies, New Policy
2.  Choose Mailbox Manager settings
3.  Call it something (name field)
4.  in the "filter" instead of searching for Exchange info, change the field to Users,computers,groups
5.  search for Accounting
6.  Use the accounting group now as the filter to be used for the policy.

Does that make sense?

I wasn't griping about the grade btw, just trying to clarify that a C grade is pretty bad, and most experts just want a chance to earn something better.  Typically if I'm going to give a C grade I'll post a comment stating something like "I'm going to probably award points to so-and-so with a grade of C because....any objections?"

That gives them an opportunity to clarify what's going on.
kenitechAuthor Commented:
that sounds about right. i ended up using the group and it seemed to work out so far.

i'll be more aware next time when grading.

Not a problem...if you ever do need to change a grade, just post a question in the community support channel with a link to the question asking them to change the grade.

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