Creating a mailbox at the sametime creating user in AD

I have Exchange server 2007 and active directory on windows server 2003

I want to create new user mailbox at the sametime while I am creating new user in
active directory. At present I have to create login sepreatly and mailbox
sepreatly. I know there is a option while creating user in active directory
users and computers to create mailbox at the sametime I can't see that option in my
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Have you tried creating the user in Exchange first? (*) New User, New MailBox or for old users, New MailBox. It should create the user in AD with his/her email and other options. I only create my users in Exchange since I am running SBS. I think this should work for you.
Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
In Exchnage 2007,
You need to create in Exchange management console that will automatically create in AD.
lotusboyAuthor Commented:
I am creating user in AD first. My experience in all my past roles is that it creates mailbox automatically when create a new user. Means I have an options while creating user in AD that i want to create mailbox of that user now or later. I am not getting that option here. I don't know what went wronge
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lotusboyAuthor Commented:
So u mean I have to create mailbox first and that
will create AD account automatically ?
Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
Yes you are right..!
Creating the user account via EMC Exchange management console will create the mailbox as well as user account in AD.

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Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
lotusboyAuthor Commented:
I have created test account I am getting following error. I am using OWA for testing.

"The mailbox may be stored on a Microsoft Exchange 2000 or Microsoft Exchange 2003 server, or the Active Directory user account was created recently and has not yet replicated to the Active Directory site where this Client Access server is hosted"

Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
Is your your Organization co exist with exchange 2003?

What is the link you are using for OWA?

Try link:

Refer this link to resolve this issue:

I guess you need to give it some time for the newly created user to show in AD since it's a different server.
lotusboyAuthor Commented:
No 2003 server exist in my domain. I tried above owa links still  no luck. Just wondering , test user i have created through management console as u suggested is showing as 'Mail User' and rest users are show as 'User mailbox!. Why is that ?
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