Supporting Messaging Clients

Create a Mailbox-Enabled User

The management of user objects, such as mailboxes, is completely coordinated by Active Directory Users and Computers. When Exchange is installed on a Windows 2000 server, a set of extensions is added to the standard console. This allows you to create an Exchange mailbox for user accounts.

To create a mailbox-enabled user:

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers
    on the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. Tip  If Active Directory Users and Computers does not appear on the Administrative Tools menu, on the Start menu, click Run, type dsa.msc, and then click OK.

  3. In the console tree, double click the domain node, right-click the Users folder, point to New, and then click User.
  4. To create a user account, complete the New Object-User Wizard. In Create an Exchange Mailbox, Create an Exchange Mailbox is checked by default.

Tip   If you choose not to add a mailbox when you create a new user account, or if you have already created the user account, you can enable the mailbox after the account is created. This option is available on the Shortcut menu in the details pane listing the user account. For more information on creating Exchange users in Active Directory, click here.