[ExchangeList] Re: Renaiming physical mailbox in Exchange 2003

  • From: "Jensen, Douglas" <douglas.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:33:00 -0500

Email addresses are independent of the mailbox name.
The mailbox name is not the alias but appears to me to be the same name
as the Display Name. The Alias is what gets attached to the domain name
to form the email address if you have the system do that part
The Display Name in the General tab for Properties for the User in
Active Directory Users and Computers is the name that shows up as the
Mailbox Name. It takes a while to synchronize but the change does
happen. That is also the name that shows up in the Global Address List.
Douglas Jensen
Douglas.Jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Douglas.Jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Voice (952) 402-9821
Fax (952) 402-9815
Network Administrator
Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency, Inc.
712 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN 55379 


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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jabber Wock
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:39 AM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Renaiming physical mailbox in Exchange 2003

I have a user who's mailbox I need to re-name.  I need to rename his
physical mailbox that resides in the Mailbox Store.  How do I do that
From what I have found, the mailbox is the same name as the "Alias"
which is displayed in the AD properties in the "Exchange General" tab.
If I replace the current "Alias" with the new "Alias" will this rename
the existing mailbox transparently to the user (so no mailbox are lost
and it is transparent to the user) or will this create a brand new,
empty mailbox wth the new name, and detach the old one, which will then
languish somewhere, and the user will call me in a panic saying "where
did all the stuff in my mailbox go!!??" 
(Note:  I do not need to rename the email address, that would be the
SMTP Email).

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