Adding Exchange mailboxes when adding users in AD

Server 1 - 2008 AD Controller
Server 2 - 2008 with Exchange 2007 on the above domain.

We have setup a new AD domain controller and a new exchange server on the domain. The exchange server seems to have connected because when on the exchange server, if you add a mail box you can choose a user from a list of AD users frm the other server.

How do we get the main ad contoller to have the exchange mail box creation feature when going through the user setup wizard in AD. it does not have any email address fields or tabs in the user properties either etc..? i have installed exchange management tools on the AD server but no joy



YellowbusTeamAsked:
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Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Hello,

With Exchange 2007, you can no longer create and manage mailboxes through ADUC. You need to use EMC to do that.

JJ

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YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
so when you create an AD user, you cannot create the mail box at the same time?

I find that hard to believe.....
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Yes, you can but you have to do it through EMC.

JJ
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YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
EMC = Exchange management console right?

Are you saying we create users in EMC, and it adds them to AD and also create them a mail box?

Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
That is correct. When you create a new mailbox in EMC, you have the option to create a new user or use an existing user.

JJ
navarachiCommented:
thats correct, and i believe it puts them in the "users" ou by default.  You will have to put them into the correct ou through ADUC.  I wish they didn't make it this way but i've never found a way around it.
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
If you create them through powershell instead of the GUI, you can specify the OU to place the user in.

JJ
YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
so there is no way of getting the exchange / email tab on a user property in AD???
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
No.

JJ
krishnasmtpport25Commented:
Hi,

You can get the exchange email properties tab on the ADUC. Even if you have moved to exchagne 2007 , still you can install Exchange 2003 management console on the different machines or DC and you should be able to find exchange attributes on ADUC

I have tested this :)

Regards,
Krishna
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
You should NOT do this. Mailboxes on an Exchange 2007 server must be managed by the Exchange 2007 tools. If you use the Exchange 2003 tools, you run the risk of causing issues. There are differences between an Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 mailbox that the Exchange 2003 tools are not aware of.

JJ
navarachiCommented:
its really a shame they didnt integrate ADUC with exchange, i was really shocked and disappointed.
ilantzCommented:
Hi,

You can still bring Exchange Tasks back in ADUC with a 3rd party tool, check out www.u-btech.com/products/exchange-tasks-2007.html

it's quite popular :)

Ilantz
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