Re: Exchange configuration question

  • From: Rick Boza <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Exchange List <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 13:04:03 -0500

Some answers/questions inline

On 11/20/04 11:59 AM, "Andrew English" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I have Exchange 2003 setup on a Windows 2003 Standard server which is
> connected to the DC like you connect a workstation. It is not connected to AD
> in anyway. When I initially re-installed both the AD and EX on a Standard
> server I first ran /forestprep, and /domainprep on the AD before installing EX
> on the Standard server.
> <Rick> When you forestprep and domain prep, AD knows about Exchange.  AD is
> your Directory Service in E2Kx, so there is inherently a connection between
> Exchange 2003 and AD.
> With that all said an done, when I go to any users on the AD machine and get
> properties I do not get the Exchange tabs, however I do them on the Exchange
> server under AD Users and Computers. When the users try to access their mail
> boxes can¹t because Exchange doesn¹t seem know who they are.
> <Rick> Well first off, you need the Exchange Admin tools installed on your DC
> if you want to see those tabs.  From the E2K3 box, in ADUC, what happens when
> you right-click on a user object that has been mailbox enabled?  Do you see
> Exchange Tasks?  If so, what options do you see?
> In the Exchange System Manager, when you work your way down to the stores on
> the server, can you see mailboxes in the priv?  What happens if you try to
> send email to a user that has a mailbox?  When the users were created, where
> was that done from?
> This network is setup with 1 EX 2003 box, the client doesn¹t make billions to
> afford both a front-end and back-end server.
> <Rick> Front end and Back End server configuration solve different problems
> than what you are describing ­ the first thing you need to determine is if the
> users actually have been mailbox enabled; then verify that you can get to them
> via Outlook.  Also try getting there via OWA (use http://servername/exchange)
> and see if you can get to the OWA login page.   What happens when you try to
> log in as a user with a mailbox?
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Andrew
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