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  • Changing firstname.lastname as email default

    Hi,

    Probably quite straight foward this.

    We are changing our email address format and i have changed the addresses using ADModify.

    Now trhta is done, when creating new addresses they are created in the old format. I want to change this so that when new accounts are created in U&C it creates the new format addresses.

    Thanks in advance
    Benjapos

    MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

  • #2
    Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

    Hi,

    Use recipient policies for the same:

    http://www.petri.com/configure_speci...ange_users.htm

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822447

    Regards,
    Kapil Sharma
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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    • #3
      Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

      thats great it tells me how to change the domain details, how /where do i add the %g.%[email protected] bit to amend the left most part of the address?
      Benjapos

      MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

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      • #4
        Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

        First link in previous post i.e. from Petri site clearly tells the same.

        Just enlarge the figures in the link..........

        Regards,
        Kapil Sharma
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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        • #5
          Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

          Applogies but this doesn't appear clear to me.

          I want to change the format of the existing to firstname.surname - i can do the ldap search etc...but this doesn't help as I can't see where i place the new format string?
          Benjapos

          MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

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          • #6
            Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

            On the E-Mail Addresses (Policy) tab of your recipient policy select the SMTP address and change it to: %1g%[email protected] This will create all your email addresses as: [email protected].

            Here are more examples from MS:

            Replacement String=SMTP Address Generated

            %[email protected][email protected]
            %r._%[email protected][email protected]
            %r..%[email protected][email protected]
            %g.%[email protected][email protected]
            @[email protected]
            %1g%[email protected][email protected]
            %1g%[email protected][email protected]

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            • #7
              Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

              Thank you.

              So i place the script before the @domain.com in the general tab in the default policy - perfect

              This is what i wanted to know - thanks again.

              I presume if i wanted to both address formats created when creating a new account i would create another recipient policy or would i just add to the existing default policy.
              Benjapos

              MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284

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              • #8
                Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

                A user can have multiple smtp addresses (only one as the primary) so you can simply add the new address string to the existing recipient policy using the address format that you desire.

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                • #9
                  Re: Changing firstname.lastname as email default

                  By default, Exchange creates email addresses based on the alias. Therefore when you are creating the accounts, during the wizard replace the default alias of jsmith (for John Smith) with john.smith and you will find the email address is created as john.smith.

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