Identity parameter in Exchange 2007

Posted on 2008-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

In Exchange 2007 (esp when using the cmdlets), there is parameter named Identity.

What does this actually refer to and where do I definite it? AFAIK, the identity parameter is set on users and mailboxes.

Hope someone can expand.,
Question by:kam_uk
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       -Identity <MailboxIdParameter>
            The Identity parameter identifies the mailbox. You can use one of the following values:
            * GUID
            * Distinguished name (DN)
            * Domain\Account
            * User principal name (UPN)
            * LegacyExchangeDN
            * SmtpAddress
            * Alias
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    How would the identity parameter identify a user account, what attribute in AD would I be able to see that would define this?
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    get-user | ft Name,DistinguishedName,Identity,GUID

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