RE: ADC...yes or no? ' NO' for Exchange Admin purposes....

  • From: "Karen Sorrell" <ksorrell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 17:12:05 -0500


Thank you Raj, that is basically what I have discovered, as discussed in
the KnowledgeBase article Q244287
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;244287&;)

I guess the point is that unless you install the Exchange System Manager
on WHATEVER machine you want to use to administer user accounts, you
will not have access to the 'Exchange Tasks...' option when you
right-mouse click a user in the Active Directory Users and Computers
snap-in.  Nor will you be able to see the additional columns (by the way
Mark, they are not available, hidden or otherwise, unless the Exchange
System Manager has been installed).

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: Periyasamy, Raj [mailto:Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 2:13 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: ADC...yes or no?

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Just install the Exchange System Manager console in the DC.

Regards,

Raj

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Sorrell [mailto:ksorrell@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 1:09 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: ADC...yes or no?


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 The reason we are even considering it is so we can see more than the 3
columns in the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.

What do you have to do in order to use any old domain controller's
Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in so that they will all show
the Exchange Alias column and the Exchange Mailbox columns, etc.?

Thanks,
Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Fugatt [mailto:mark@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:18 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: ADC...yes or no?

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Karen

If you do not have any Exchange 5.5 in your environment then you would
not need the ADC.

The ADC is responsible for syncing the Exchange 5.5 Directory Service
with the Windows 2000 Active Directory.

Mark Fugatt
MCSE, MCT, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
www.4mcts.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Sorrell [mailto:ksorrell@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:12 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] ADC...yes or no?


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Is it totally required that you install the Active Directory Connector?


Here's the story:
We have a Windows 2000 Active Directory forest in mixed mode.  There is
only one domain in the forest.  There are 4 sites.  Currently, email is
handled by a Unix system, so nobody's user account (there are over 4000
users) in Active Directory has a mailbox yet.  Everybody uses POP3
clients against the Unix server for email, which uses a different user
account than the Active Directory user account.

The idea is to install a member server (W2K w/SP3), then install
Exchange 2000 with SP3 on it, and then create mailboxes for everybody.
The question is:  what bad things will happen if the Active Directory
Connector is not setup?  I mean, it's not like we have to reconcile an
Exchange 5.5 directory with the Active Directory.  All of the stuff from
the old mail system has already been exported and formatted into ldif
files and is ready for import (heavy use of a test lab here).  All of
the manual labor has already been done.  What's so bad about NOT
installing the ADC?

Bottom line:
What functionality will we lose by not using the ADC?

Thanks,
Karen


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