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I am running W2K3 AD domain w/ E2K3 Exchange I have added an additional SMTP e-mail address by adding it in the default recipient policy in SME. The SMTP e-mail address was added to all mail-enable users objects in AD.

Now I want to remove this SMTP e-mail address from all the user objects. I have removed the SMTP e-mail address in the default recipient policy, have right clicked the policy and chosen 'apply this ploicy now...', and have run RUS update and Rebuild.

However, the SMTP e-mail address has not been removed. Am I missing a step? How can I do this from AD/ESM?

I am now thinking that I would have to run some sort of script but have not been able to find one.

any ideas?

mahalo!!
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by:gopal_krishna
ID: 17920370
Simple way is to block the SMTP port which will solve this issue.

Regards
Gopal K
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by:gopal_krishna
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Please check the below mentioned URL which explains the Configure Exchange 2003 Server for addtitional SMTP Email address which also contains the deletion of the same. Hope this will help you in resolving this issue.

http://www.christensen-software.com/support/config_exchange_2003.htm

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Gopal Krishna K
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by:megs28
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EVERY mailbox in Exchange requires at least one SMTP address to properly function.  This is also known as the proxy address and is how Exchange "routes" information internally....(x400 and x500 connectors are not required in an environment without legacy exchange servers)  You shouldn't be able to delete all SMTP addresses in the default policy, Exchange doesn't allow it.

If you do not want your users sending emails to outside addresses, do not configure the SMTP connector for the SMTP address that's used for routing.
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by:willtomaz808
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Please read the entire question..

the responses I am getting show that either the 'experts' are not fully reading the question or they do not understand what I am trying to do. however I have re-read the question and I feel it is really easy to understand..

"I have added an additional SMTP e-mail address by adding it in the default recipient policy in SME. The SMTP e-mail address was added to all mail-enabled users objects in AD.

Now I want to remove this additional SMTP e-mail address from all the user objects. I have removed the SMTP e-mail address in the default recipient policy, have right clicked the policy and chosen 'apply this ploicy now...', and have run RUS update and Rebuild.

However, the SMTP e-mail address has not been removed. Am I missing a step? How can I do this from AD/ESM?

I am now thinking that I would have to run some sort of script but have not been able to find one."

Please present answers that apply to the removing of the additional SMTP address. Thanks...

experts-only please....
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by:megs28
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What's your Recipient Update service schedule like?  It will begin the rebuild during the next scheduled update.  Ensure it isn't set to "Never".
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by:willtomaz808
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of course RUS is running. It is set to always. please reread this statment from the origional question

"I have removed the SMTP e-mail address in the default recipient policy, have right clicked the policy and chosen 'apply this ploicy now...', and have run RUS update and Rebuild."

RUS is set to alway run.
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by:megs28
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No where in that statement does is say that the RUS update schedule is set to "Always", aka. every minute.

If you would like assistance don't be so condesending or people will never respond to your questions.
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by:willtomaz808
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dont be so sensitive dude..

I am a long time paying member of this site and I come here to get expert solutions to complex problems. Trust me I am an experienced exgineer and I know how to configure and troubleshoot complex systems. so when I request help its for some real serious stuff..

I am in a deployed army unit fighting the fight. I am providing mail services to soldiers out there risking their lives..

I do not have time to weed through some bush-league -google inspired nonsense. just so someone can get some cheap points.

I need expert AD scripting to resolve this issue.

This issue most likly will not be resolved in Exchange but in AD w/ a script that could do the following "find any mail enabled account w/ the STMP address XYZ and delete it"..

I have done the Internet search and to the MS scripting
are there any experts out there up to the challenge?
thanks




Airbourne All the Way!!
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by:willtomaz808
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Looks like I am right in thinking this can be done through scripting..

I have found some info at the following:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318774

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/may05/hey0510.mspx

This should be reclassed as a scripting issue now not an Exchagne issue.

I see this can be sorted out through a script in .VBS or using LIDFE. I am familar w/ LIDFE and will try that route. But if there is an expert out there that can this .vbs or another scripting lang please let me know.

thanks.
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by:willtomaz808
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I was able to use admodify to fix this issue.

I creaed a custom query  string:

(&(objectCategory=user)(mail=*xyz.com))

this pulled all users objects w/ this SMTP address I was then able to remove it w/ the program.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/insider/admodifynet.mspx

I found the link to this site by searching google for the following: script to deleted SMTP address from Active Directory.

from that search there were plenty referances to do this via sciprting. but to me the scripts were to complex to write/troubleshoot. So I used admodify and worked great.

I have worked w/ and have tried to do this w/ HYENA AND ADTOOLKIT w/ no luck. so now ADMODIFY is in my tool box from now on..

please close as this was self solved...  

thanks.
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