Email Address Tab Missing in Exchange 2013/AD

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In the past, I have always run exchange on my domain controller, which I know is not recommended, but never had any issues with it.  Recently I decided to split them up and run 2 servers (vmware)  They are both Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.  The first server is called XXXPDC and the other is XXXMAIL.  Domain name is XXX and company.com . First I built them both and ran all updates and activated them.  Then I added the AD and DNS role to XXXPDC and then joined XXXMAIL to the domain.  After a few reboots, then installed Exchange Server 2013 Ent on XXXMAIL.  Everything appeared to go perfect, but I do not have the Tab that would normally say email address in each users properties.  I can open ADUC from either server and they both have updated information.  What do I need to do to get this fixed?

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Exchange 2003 was the last version of exchange to add that tab. This isn't because exchange is or isn't on a DC. It is because that functionality was dropped in exchange 2007. Now all exchange functionality is managed through exchange, not ADUC.

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So do I have to add mailboxes thru exchange ecp and link to the user account?   I previously was running sbs 2011 which is basically exchange 2010 and I had the tab then?

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SBS 2011 did *not* have Exchange tabs in ADUC out of the box. The custom SBS console had some extra exchange stuff, but that isn't ADUC, or even close. So either 3rd-party tools were added or you are confusing which tools you used to administer.

But yes, you will use Exchange's interface to create mailboxes for existing user accounts.

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