You can manage both Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server recipients and recipients from previous versions of Exchange using Active Directory Users and Computers. However, recipient policies are managed from System Manager.
Although it is possible to manage recipients from previous versions of Exchange using the Exchange 5.x Administrator Program, it is recommended that you administer all recipients from Active Directory Users and Computers.
Note Before you can
administer recipients from previous versions of Exchange using
Active Directory Users and Computers, you must first create a
If your Exchange
|Terms used in Previous Versions of Exchange||Equivalent term in Exchange 2000|
A mailbox is equivalent to a mailbox-enabled user. When a user is mailbox-enabled, the user has an e-mail address and a corresponding mailbox. Mailbox-enabled users can both send and receive e-mail within an Exchange organization.
|Custom Recipient||A custom recipient is equivalent to a
mail-enabled user or contact.
When a user is mail-enabled, they have an associated e-mail address external to the Exchange organization, but they do not have an associated Exchange mailbox. Mail-enabled users can receive messages at a specified external address, but they cannot store messages on the Exchange servers in your organization.
A mail-enabled contact does not have a Windows logon account or a mailbox. A contact may represent someone outside of the Exchange organization (such as a customer or business partner).
|Distribution List||A distribution list is equivalent to a mail-enabled group. E-mail sent to a group is routed to the e-mail address of each group member.|