Solved

AD / Exchange Question

Posted on 2011-02-22
6
281 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

For some issue I want to change the AD account of one of our users.  We having a 2003 domain with Exchange 2007 integrated with it.

I would like to know how to change AD account with a different username of course and keep same email account/address.  Is that possible practically ?

Abby
0
Comment
Question by:Abbas9889
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:cjrmail2k
ID: 34951419
Yes ,you can just change the surname in AD. Also if you want you can add an SMTP address to the users profile with the new surname. (on the exchange server ADUC)
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Mike Kline
ID: 34951437
Yes you can do that from an AD perspective you should be ok; take a look at this question I helped with

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_24607520.html

Americom's last comment about profile paths and login scripts are things to lookout for.

From exchange just add an SMTP address for the person's new name; keep the old ones too so they don't get bounces for people that are still using their old address.

This is fairly common (especially when employees get married and change their last name)

Thanks

Mike
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:Amit
ID: 34951660
Find that user in AD, right click and select Rename. That's all.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:Abbas9889
ID: 34952904
Thanks Guys for your prompt replies...

I meant not just changing the first name and last name... I want to change the complete AD account, which means the login ID will change and the SID will change...

Can I do that and add the old exchange account's smtp address to this new AD account ???

Regards.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Abbas9889
ID: 34953210
To make it more simple :

Current Scenario is there is one user account is AD which is TEST1 and corresponding exchange email account is TEST1@abc.com.

Now, for some reasons we want to delete AD account TEST1 and create a new AD account to TEST2 (create a new account, new SID will be created) for this user, however, this new account should have email address as TEST1@abc.com (dont want to change the mail address basically.)

Hope its clear now.
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Kline earned 500 total points
ID: 34953335
You could link Test2 to the mailbox    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201701(EXCHG.80).aspx

....test that first though.

Thanks

Mike
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question