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Need steps to define a recipient policy based on ad OU in exchange 2k3

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Hi :

I'm in the midle of a setup of exchange 2k3 server, i have no previous experience working with custom recipient policies, i need the steps to make a recipient policy that configures a diferent email domain in the email address of my users, based on the active directory OU,  so the newly created users in OU=companyA, have automatically created with their email address alias@companyadomain.com

thanks in advance guys.
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by:Sembee
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You can't build recipient policies based on an OU.
You will have to create a group of those users and then use the group to build the recipient policy.

Simon.
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mmmhhhh

so, as far as i understand...

On step one, i create user, and the server applies default policy, and then after adding the user account to the group, it will apply automatically?, or, do i need to re-apply the specific policy by hand, since this email box is already created?, or are you saying that i need to create user, then asign group, then in a third step create the mailbox?

thanks
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After creating the mail enabled user, if you don't do anything else then they will get the email address based on the default policy.
However if you then add them to the group, then the recipient policy will be applied depending on your recipient policy configuration. The default policy is always the lowest - effectively the default.

Recipient policy should update the user account shortly after the group membership has been changed. Not immediately, but shortly afterwards.
Furthermore any existing users whose group membership you change will also have their email address changed as per the new policy.

Simon.
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by:fizzeriano
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Very good answer sr, just another little detail, in this case, i have just one 2k3 server, with everything on it, the only DC, exchange, fo course root, dns, wins, (i know it is not the best), do you have any idea on how many minutes do i need to wait in order to see this policy applied?, just want to know a little more about what "shortly afterwards." means

thanks for your very good response
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by:Sembee
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If everything is behaving itself, about ten minutes, maybe a little more.
If you haven't seen things happen in an hour, then something is wrong.

Simon.
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