filter recipient policy based on OU in exchange 2003

Hi Experts,
Does anyone know if it's possible to filter Recipient Policy based on OU membership?
I need to make sure that users in some specific OUs use a paticular SMTP address.
I've created the Recipient Policy (and it allowed me to select OU as a filter), gave it a priority of 1, I've clicked on "apply this policy now" and updated and rebuilt the Recipient Update Services, but the policy is not applying.
If it's not possible to do in Exchange 2003, is there any third party software I could use to achieve the same result?

Thanks for you help in advance
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mordiglioAsked:
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Hilal1924Commented:
Here is a workaround:
Go to the OU and add a Custom Attribute to all the users in that particular OU. And when you are creating a Recipient Policy use the Custom Attribute as a filter and then apply it. IT will most definitely work.
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Hi Hilal,
mord has Exchange 2003 not 2007, so he can applu EAP to OUs
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Hilal1924Commented:
@busbar : Custom attributes have been in business since pre-Windows 2000 days and can be used for filtering objects no matter what the Exchange Server version is. He should most definitely be able to use Custom Attributes to create a Recipient Policy.
I have used it before and it worked great for me.
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
I don't mean that it will not work, I mean that he don't need it since he can apply the EAP directly to the OUs
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Hilal1924Commented:
From your artilce Link "
Recipient policies based on organizational units (OU): Another misconception and a frequently asked question in many forums is how one can apply a recipient policy to recipients in a particular OU, or apply the policy to an OU so it gets applied to all recipients in that OU.
The answer is, you can't. Recipient policies are applied to recipients filtered on recipient attributes, such as department, location, city, or country. They can be used to apply the policy irrespective of the recipient's location in the Active Directory hierarchy of containers and OUs. "
I hope you read it before you suggested it.
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Thanks for your polite reply.
You are right I was mistaken, I don't have an Exchange 2003 box infront of me but I recall that this was done by mixing LDAP queries to return the OU of the user however I don't have a one right now.

Thanks in advance.
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mordiglioAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, that really helps.
I was told it wouldn't work in 2003, I just didn't want to believe it (to make my life easier).
I'm going to try the Custom Attributes option, but is it possible to add cusom attributes to a OU or to a bunch of user at the same time?

Many thanks
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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
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