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Need to change Target AD address because it is different then the current profile

Posted on 2013-05-22
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Right now the our AD profiles for users has the correct e-mail address in them but when you look at the field "Target Address" it is displaying a different e-mail address then the actual users E-mail Address than there profile.   Any way that I can flush the target address to display the correct address that is in the profile?
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by:akhalighi
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It's not recommended by Microsoft to populate this field on mail-enabled users ; the address that you see there is probably a legacy email address . see this article from Microsoft :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275636


Do not set the targetAddress attribute when you create a mailbox-enabled user. This attribute should only accompany mail-enabled objects.
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by:sj77
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Do you know how I can remove from existing users that attribute?
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by:akhalighi
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you should use power-shell ; be extra cautious and take AD backups before doing so.  this article can help you ; try with one specific user first before you deploy to everybody :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15807496/adding-and-removing-extensionattribute-to-ad-object
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akhalighi earned 500 total points
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so basically ; it'd be something like this :

http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/removing-ad-attributes/

Set-QADUser "John Smith" -targetAddress $null

check the results and if it's okay ; then use " 

Set-QADUser "anyUser" -targetAddress $null
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