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Will a csvde user import generate Exchange email accounts?

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My environment:  MS server 2003 with MS Exchange 2003.

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I'd like to import some users with csvde.  After exporting I found lots of useful fields (such as group membership, phone numbers, titles, etc.)

If I import my list of users will it automatically generate their Exchange email accounts (can be used as soon as the passwords are set)?

Thanks!

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Importing the CSV will not create the mailboxes, but you can mail-enable existing user objects through the command line. Have a look here: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Command-Line-based-Exchange-Management-ExchMbx.html

Mail-enabling the user object with ExchMbx should leave existing properties intact (like group membership and phone numbers), but there is a good chance that the e-mail address you put in the CSV will be stamped again by the Recipient Policy.

If that's not a problem, then I'd say, go ahead with a small set of users. Be sure to test using an automated script when doing things like this, so you don't make a mistake when importing the bulk of it.
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Thanks,  I had about 17 users to create so I may do them manually as importing...from start to finish...for this amount would probably take just as long.  It would certainly be a good learning experience, however, so importing is tempting.
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Yes, absolutely. Very re-usable.

Good luck.
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