How to change mailbox primary smtp address in Exchange 2010 with powershell

Hello all,

I need to change the mailbox primary smtp address in Exchange 2010 with powershell. I did try through the Exchange Management console but get an error Initialization Failed. The WWW Publishing Service isn't running. Thanks for your help
namergSystems AdministratorAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Are you trying to change for one single user or for list of users ?
namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Single User
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
If you need to change the primary email address for the mailbox instead, then there is a slightly different approach used.

First you need to disable email address policies for the mailbox. Don’t worry; this does not remove any of the email addresses that the policy has already added.

Set-Mailbox "User Full Name" -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled $false

Open in new window

Next you need to use Set-Mailbox and provide the entire set of email addresses that you want to exist on the mailbox, using the case-sensitive prefix “SMTP” to specifiy which one is the primary address.

Set-Mailbox "Full User Name" -EmailAddresses

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
namergSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you sir
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
You are very welcome :)
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.