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I currently have users with an Active Directory account but no email account.

I would like to use the Exchange command to import a text filefile that would create the email accounts  based on the information in the text file.

The text file would contain the AD username (samaccount), the email address, option for not having email address update on email policy, and the database I will store the user's email account,

What is the command to create the accounts in Exchange?
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how to setup bulk email accounts for users using powershell

http://www.myexchangeworld.com/2010/02/powershell-provisioning-users/
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I concurr with hancocka but you don't have to reinvent the wheel.  There are tons of powershell scripts for exchange and AD.

I would highly suggest to look at don jones page.  don jones is known as the "Powershell" Guru. he has written a script for what you want to do using CSV files.

create bulk mailbox users.
http://www.myexchangeworld.com/2010/02/powershell-provisioning-users/
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@ActiveDirectoryMan you posted an identical link!
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I was working on the command to create mailbox for users that already exist in the system. The only part I have not figure out is that I want to set the primarysmtpaddress to firstname.lastname@mydomain.com instead of using the email policy. How do I set the parameters after primarysmtpaddress to use the firstname and last name in the email address?

get-user –organizationalUnit OUNewUsers| where-object {$_.RecipientType –eq “User”} | Enable-Mailbox –Database “DB1” -primarysmtpaddress | get-mailbox | select name,windowsemailaddress,database
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get-user –organizationalUnit OUNewUsers| where-object {$_.RecipientType –eq “User”} | Enable-Mailbox –Database “DB1” -primarysmtpaddress ($_.SamAccountName + '@contoso.com') -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled:$false | get-mailbox | select name,windowsemailaddress,database

If your email address policy based on "ALIAS"
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You need to read the entire article

"the script creates a whole new user, in this scenario, you can change the script to ur need by changing the cmdlet new-mailbox to enable-mailbox"
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I put the code in a text file and renamed the script to newaccount.ps1. I ran the script from the powershell. I put all the users I wanted to enable the mailbox in a OU.

$mb=get-user -organizationalUnit myOUname | where-object{$_.RecipientType -eq "User"}

$mb | foreach {$email = $_.FirstName +"."+ $_.LastName +"@mydomain";Enable-Mailbox -identity $_.SamAccountName –Database "DB1" -Alias $_.SamAccountName -primarysmtpaddress $email}

$mb | Get-Mailbox | select name,windowsemailaddress,database

The item that took a while to figure out is the syntax to know the firstname was based off of $_.firstname and last name from $_.lastname and to use variables in the script.

Thanks for all who assisted.
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Glad your accounts are enabled.
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The exact  syntax in the solution fix my exact problem. The other comments did assist in the solution.
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