Assigning default email address to OU by custom attribute
Posted on 2011-02-28
I'm sure this is an easy question but for the life of me I can't figure it out...we have a subsidiary called SOME COMPANY for which we host email for on Exchange 2007, and I've created an OU called SOME COMPANY under our DOMAIN.LOCAL Win 2003 AD that contains the employees of the subsidiary. I've set up the SOMECOMPANY.COM domain in our accepted domains in Exchange and I'm now trying to set up the OU so that the employees in the OU will automagically be assigned the SOMECOMPANY.COM domain for their email.
So far,, I've been told to go to the Hub Transport and create a new Email address policy. I have a new policy called SOME COMPANY POLICY where according to everyone, I'm supposed to enter in a "where custom attribute 1 equals" value that points to the OU. For the life of me I cannot figure out the syntax for what it will recognize as the name of the OU. Is it...
where custom attribute equals "some company"?
where custom attribute equals OU="some company"?
where custom attribute equals DC="DOMAIN/DC="LOCAL"/OU="some company"?
Everything I've looked up simply says to "enter the OU into the custom attribute text box" whch isn't particularly helpful as it never says how. Does anyone have any examples that I can look at to specify how to identify an OU as a custom attribute? I can handle the rest on my end.
Or, am I barking up the wrong tree and this really isn't a good way to assign default email addresses to an OU?