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How to create an exchange mailbox without an AD user

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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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Question by:Mr Woober
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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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I am curious about the scenario whereby you would absolutely not want an object in AD???
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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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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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Thanks!
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