Bulk accont & mailbox creation
Posted on 2010-11-28
I need to find the fastest AND easiest way to create about 30 Active Directory accounts with associated mailboxes on a Win Server 2008 server running Exch2007 SP1. Furthermore, I need to also create separate e-mail contacts which will point to my client contractors’ external (SMTP) mailboxes; these users are all located at Gov't sites and also have a .gov e-mail address, in addition to these internal addresses I need to create. To be clear, I assume this will be a separate import process (#1 – create new internal user mailboxes for all 30 users….#2 – create SMTP mail contact in Exchange for the same 30 users)
Could the respondent to my query give me clear instructions on how to do this? Please do not point me to other sites that claim to know how to do it, since I am pretty technical, have followed the leads I have found already, but I keep getting error messages in the Exch Mgmnt Shell when I try to import the CSV file I created based on instructions I found. So, rather than trying to fix what's not working, can you please send me a fully functional CSV file (or paste headers here) AND the proper ExShell syntax for BOTH of these tasks? It's ok if all accounts have the exact same password, though I want to make sure they these newly created accounts are NOT flagged with a “User must change password at next logon” - we have actually found that creating accounts this way does NOT allow OWA users to even log in the first time, since this is the only way that remote users access their internal mailbox from afar using OWA.
Can you help with working CSV headers (and an example row) to do both of these imports into the Ex (power) shell?
Thanks in advance.