Rename AD Account and Mailbox
Posted on 2007-03-27
We are Exchange 2003 SP2 and Outlook 2003. We currently have Exchange mailboxes for all of our store managers. They access these mailboxes through OWA in Citrix. Each of the accounts/mailboxes are named with their own name. It works very well.
We want to go to generic mailboxes instead of named ones. This provides us with many advantages. I tried just renaming the mailbox of a test account and it appeared to work just fine. I could rename account, exchange alias, display name, default e-mail. After looking with ADSI Edit, the only thing that remained the old name was the Legacy Exchange DN. I don't think that would have any effect on just accessing the mailbox through OWA, which seemed to work fine.
Am I missing anything? Are there any caveats you can think of?
Thanks for your time.