need to search AD for an SMTP email address

Posted on 2006-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Good morning,
I'm in a quandry and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.  Here is my situation:

We are running Exchange 2000.  A public folder has been set up (before I took over) called "ABC Distributing".  I get a call saying that it has not received any mail recently.  The caller provided me with an email address of "ABCDistributing@mydomain".  I looked at the properties of the folder and see that it is not mail enabled.  The public folder appears in the GAL - as a public folder - and I can send mail to that address and it is delivered to the folder.  Message tracking reconciles the address and shows traffic flow but an AD search doesn't find the address.

The caller checked with the people who usually send to that address and they just hadn't sent the mail yet so the question of delivery is not an issue.

I want to find the source of the address.  Is there some way to search AD, other than FIND, for SMTP addresses or aliases?  Am I just missing something very obvious?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide...
Question by:OneFineDay
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    There are a couple of ways.

    Get hold a tool from called adfind:

    Then run the following command:

    adfind -root -f proxyaddresses=smtp:ABCDistributing@mydomain


    Author Comment

    thank you both for getting back to me so quickly.  I split the points since both answers came in at the same time.  Both tools actually found the address

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