Can't create mailboxes in Exchange 2k3

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Can't create mailboxes in Exchange 2k3

Postby Eric Twing » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 02:21:16 GMT

I've installed a new Exchange server and have started setting up users with 
accounts. In the mailstore i have 6 entries: 3 users,SystemMailbox, System 
Attendant, and SMTP. It wont create any others.

Am i missing something? I bought Standard addition and 25 cals so i should 
be able to add them. Am i missing something license related? 

Re: Can't create mailboxes in Exchange 2k3

Postby dave » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:00:53 GMT

Hi Eric,

Assuming the users are mail-enabled in Active Directory, Exchange will
create the mailbox as soon as it receives some mail for the user.

David Bjurman-Birr

Re: Can't create mailboxes in Exchange 2k3

Postby Eric Twing » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 17:53:39 GMT

ok i added 10 of my users to test this and sent a test email to them. 3 of 
them didnt have email addresses assigned to them and 2 of them didnt make 
mailboxes that had email addresses. Is there something im missing? I 
manually made the email addresses for the 3 that didnt get them (SMTP and 
x.400 like the others had) and sent test email and they didnt make mailboxes 

Re: Can't create mailboxes in Exchange 2k3

Postby Leif Pedersen [MVP] » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:12:58 GMT


Don't add e-mail addresses manually. It sounds as if there is a problem with 
the recipient update policy so you need to troubleshoot this. 
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;288807


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