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How to create a mailbox in Exchange 2000 Server using LDIF

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Oct 30, 2000


Martin Tuip

In Exchange 5.5 you could use the tool Header.exe to create a header file for a csv file. After this you could use the csv file to automatically import users in your Exchange Server and so create multiple mailboxes at a time. For those that have been looking for it sorry but Exchange 2000 Server does not support the CSV file any longer and now relies on the tool LDIF.

In Exchange 5.5 you could use the tool Header.exe to create a header file for a csv file. After this you could use the csv file to automatically import users in your Exchange Server and so create multiple mailboxes at a time. For those that have been looking for it - sorry but Exchange 2000 Server does not support the CSV file any longer and now relies on the tool LDIF. Well you can do the same with the LDIF format as you did before with the csv file although it is a little bit harder to do. Below is a sample script to create an user in the Windows 2000 Active Directory and create a mailbox for this user. This user is named John Doe and works for company.com

 

dn: CN=John Doe,CN=Users,DC=company,DC=com

changetype: add

cn: John Doe

objectClass: user

samAccountName: John

givenName: John

sn: Doe

userAccountControl: 512

userPrincipalName: john

mail: john@company.com

mailNickname: John

homeMDB: CN=Test,CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=Servername,CN=Servers,CN=First Administrative Group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=company,DC=nl

mDBUseDefaults: TRUE

proxyAddresses: SMTP:John@company.com

proxyAddresses: X400:c=us;a= ;p=Company;o=Exchange;s=Doe;g=John

 

 

Here are a few short explanations for the above:

 

Dn: fully distinguished name

Changetype: very important .. you can either put here add, delete or modify

Cn: Common name

UserAccountControl: 513 is used to create a mail enabled user in combination with mailNickname

MailNickname: the mailbox alias

ProxyAddresses: use these to create additional addresses.

 

 

I'll continue to work on this document so keep checking it out J

 

 

Till later,

 

 

Martin

 

 

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