Solved

O365 - If i create a user in AD will it create a Mailbox

Posted on 2014-03-09
3
472 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-10
I am planning to Migrate SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 STD. I have already moved the mailboxes to O365. But my question is, if i create a user in AD on the Server 2012 will it automatically create a Mailbox in Cloud (O365) ? If it should , then what is going wrong, why is it not working.  Directory Sync is already set.

Kindly suggest!!!
0
Comment
Question by:binumicrosoft
3 Comments
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 39916633
in Active Directory Did you create the mailbox account?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275636
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 39916767
2012 Standard does not offer any "special" integration with O365. So GB way you worded your question, the answer is no, 2012 itself should not be doing anything automatically.

Now, with that said, if you properly configure O365 dirsync, *it* can automate creating accounts in O365. But dirsync is its own tool and does not rely on 2012 specifically. It all depends on how you configured it. Start with the technet guide on dirsync and its troubleshooting section. Then you'll have a better starting point, and will have better follow-up questions to ask.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Brown earned 500 total points
ID: 39918687
In short, creating a user in Active Directory will never create a mailbox for them in Office 365. If you have Dirsync, you can provision users in AD and they will appear in Office 365 if they have the correct AD Attributes set, but this alone won't provision a mailbox for the user. You *must* assign a license to any account in Office 365 for a mailbox to be created.

That said, users that are missing the following attributes will never be synced to office 365 with Dirsync:
Displayname
mail
UserPrincipalName
Proxyaddresses


You can add these properties manually with Active Directory Users and Computers by going to View and putting a check next to Advanced Features, then going to the user's account, viewing it's properties, and then clicking on the attributes tab. This will only show up if your AD Functional Level is Windows 2008 or higher.
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

Follow this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature from personal quotes, animated gifs and out-of-date marketing content.
Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
Office 365 is currently available in five editions. Three of them are for business use: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 Business Premium. Two of them are for home/personal use: Office 365 Home and Office 365 Perso…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now