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Remove underscore out of Exchange Alias

Posted on 2009-05-18
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When we first setup our Exchange server we had setup users with an underscore between the first initial last name.(j_doe).  I have a script that removes the underscore off of the user account, but is there a way to remove the underscore out of the alias portion of Active Directory?
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Edit the email address policy with the setting you need and click "ok" when it prompt asking whether you want to apply it to all users.

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I don't believe that will remove an underscore off of someones account though under the Exchange General tab, will it?
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The above will change the alias of the email address.
But, changing the AD account will need another script.
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Well when you create an Exchange 2007 policy, it will grab the current alias which has the underscore, which I want to change first before creating the policy.
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In the email address policy, you can select any format (which is supported), like firstname.lastname, lastname.firstname etc. It is not dependent on the alias.
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Well I want it based on the alias because i wanted it first initial last name@domain.com
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You can do first initial last name@domain.com by editing the email address policy in exchange 2007. It's the third option in the edit policy window. Have a look.
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I did not notice that.  Thanks alot!
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