Domain Name Issue:Merging 5.5 AD records into Windows 2000 AD

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by jhkadmin, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. jhkadmin

    jhkadmin Guest

    We are prepairing to merge the AD records in Exchange 5.5 into our Windows 2000
    AD installation. There is a problem:

    1. Our email addresses are ""

    2. Our domain is cornerstone

    Will AD create a new AD account for each email address or will it merge the
    email addresses and accounts?

    Each Exchange 5.5 email address in Exchange 5.5 is associated with an AD
    2000 user account. The question is, what will AD look at in the Exchange
    mailboxes when it decided whether to merge the data or create a new account?
     
    jhkadmin, Apr 25, 2006
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  2. I'm not an exchange expert. But the reference of the mailboxes and the
    related information are stored in the exchange 5.5 directory and
    synchronized with the ADC. An mailbox/e-mail enabled account in AD are
    assigned it's e-mail address by the Recipients Policies in Exchange. So
    create an recipient policy that contains %gn.%


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    Regards
    Christoffer Andersson
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services


    No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
     
    chriss3 [MVP], Apr 25, 2006
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  3. jhkadmin

    jhkadmin Guest

    Chris,
    Thanks for the reply. Correct. Exchange 5.5 is Microsoft's first
    version of AD and its records get integrated into the W2K AD installation of
    the DC.
    When we run the ADC what I expect will happen is that the directory
    information about the users mailbox in Exchange 5.5 will be moved into AD
    itself on the DC.
    Our Exchange 5.5 directy has the users AD account and the users email
    address. For example, for me, my AD logon acount is "[email protected]"
    My identity in the 5.5 directory template is:
    an email address as follows: ""
    and
    a primary windows NT account of "cornerstone\jkendrick"

    So when ADC goes to work pulling the Exchange info into AD, will it merge
    me into the AD account I have---cornerstone\jkendrick" or will it create a
    new AD user because I have an email address that ends in CORNERSTONEGRP.COM ?
     
    jhkadmin, Apr 25, 2006
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  4. No it will not care about the AD domain name and your UPN suffix, it has
    actually nothing to do with e-mailing really expect it's the default e-mail
    domain in the recipient policy.

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    Regards
    Christoffer Andersson
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services


    No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
     
    chriss3 [MVP], Apr 25, 2006
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