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AD Tools for exchange 2007 SP1

I have upgraded exchange 2003 to 2007 sp1.
I can't use the tools installed on my Active directory anymore so it looks like I should upgrade them but I am not sure what with.

Are there a set of client tools somewhere that I can install on to my Dom Con.

Cheers
JO
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FearNoMoreCommented:
When you say that you cannot use tools installed on AD anymore....do you mean Active Directory Users and Computers etc?
There should be no need to upgrade any tools on your DC's just because you have installed Exchange 2007
When you say that you cannot use any tools installed on AD.....what exactly do you mean?
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Jo CoxAuthor Commented:
AD Users and computers - correct. If you try and add mailboxes through here it all goes wrong and actually screws the newly created AD account up.

I used to be able to right click on a user object - exchange tasks - add exchange mailbox.

In fact it still offers to create a mailbox on the new server when I add a user (much the same thing as add exchange mailbox above) - either way it will fail and screw the AD account.

I would have expected a new release of tools to install on to a dom con to maintain this functionality.
Any ideas?
Cheers
Jo


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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

You would have to use the Exchange Console or Shell to mail enable users. No more plug-in for AD Users and Computers.

MS did release a 32-bit set of admin tools:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6be38633-7248-4532-929b-76e9c677e802&displaylang=en

Which is the same in content as installing the system tools only from the 64-bit DVD (except you can install them on a 32-bit system of course).

Can't really say I'd recommend deploying those on a DC though. Means you'd start having to apply updates for Exchange to your DC. Hardly useful.

Chris
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FearNoMoreCommented:
That is because exchange 2007 no longer does it that way,

go to your exchange management console and manage mailboxes from there

not from AD users and computers anymore
in exchange 2007 the mailbox and the user account are no longer one in the same entity they have now seperated them
There is a third party tool you can use if you want:
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/managing-exchange-2007-recipients-active-directory-users-computers-mmc-snap-in.html
 
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
Create the user from the Exchange server using the Exchange Management Console, to have a user with a mailbox. AD Users and Computers can't be used to create a user with mailbox anymore.

You can also install the Exchange 2007 management tools, if you really want to create accounts from the DC itself. If your DC is 32 bit OS, you would need an image of Exchange 2007 32bit for you to install the tools.

Follow http://enchiparambil.com/installing_exch07_management_tools.aspx

Rajith.
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Jo CoxAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guys. Information was very useful.

No single gui to create a  user hey, half on the MX server and half on the DC (group membership for instance and OU placement).
Well that's progress for you.

Cheers
Jo
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Just in case :) You can just use the Exchange Management GUI, but it's a bit slow compared to the much simpler AD Users and Computers.

Or pick up the Management Shell and ignore all the GUIs :)

Chris
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