Create user and mailbox at once on Server 2012 R2 with Full exchange 2013


we are upgrading to a new server from SBS 2003 to Server 2012 R2 and full exchange 2013.

Is there anyway of creating a mailbox for a user at the same time as creating the user? similar to how small business server does it.
I would also like to know how to change the default naming convention for when making mailboxes. For example I would like all emails to be

THanks in advance
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi JayHine,

Currently we do not have direct migration path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013.

Hence you need to first migrate Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 and then Migrate Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

As far as creating User with mailbox. You can use Exchange 2013 Admin Centre to achieve that and for email address format you can use email address policy.

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Optima SystemsNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Shreedhar,

Could you clarify - is there any way of me creating a user in active directory and it simultaneously creating a mailbox in exchange admin centre without me having to manually do it?
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You start from the Exchange 2013 side, not from the AD Users and Computers side.  Refer to this article:

Note that in Step 3, to create a new user in AD, click the "New user" radio button and then proceed to put in the info for the user's AD account.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you are simply building a greenfield deployment of Exchange 2013, you can export the mailboxes to PST and then import them directly in to your new Exchange 2013 environment.

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