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How to create an exchange mailbox without an AD user

I'm setting up an Exchange 2010 server, and wanna know if its possible to create an Exchange mailbox without an AD user?

I found this article that told me to run this command in PowerShell:
Enable-Mailbox name@domain.com -Password <password> -nouser

But this just give me an error message:
A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument '-Password'.

Is this possible at all? Where is the mail storage for a user like this?
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Mr Woober
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maxsmith5kCommented:
No, this is not possible.  Exchange sits very heavily on AD.  All recipient objects in Exchange have a corresponding value in Active Directory including Distribution Lists, Contact and Mailboxes
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maxsmith5kCommented:
I am curious about the scenario whereby you would absolutely not want an object in AD???
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Mr WooberAuthor Commented:
Well, we have users that only has email, and should not have access to the terminal server. So thats why I wanted just to have an email account with no terminalserver access, but I see we can set the user to not allowing them to use RDP session. That will do the trick I guess :)
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Mr WooberAuthor Commented:
And I won a beer,  because I had right about this :) My boss was nagging me about this matter, and thought he had won after reading the article!
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Mr WooberAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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