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We have several thousand 'contacts' setup in AD already for a faxing system. We're migrating to an online fax provider that uses e-mail rather than plain old telephone. So, we've bulk edited all the AD records so that the 'mail' attribute is populated with the right e-mail address in the right format.

Now, how do we enable these contacts within Exchange 2007? I've looked through http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb684891.aspx but that only seems to talk about manually editing the CSV output to specify the external addresses. AD already knows the external e-mail addresses - I just need the info in Exchange!

Any thoughts?

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http://exchangepedia.com/blog/2006/12/bulk-mailbox-enabling-users-exchange-shell.html

get-user –organizationalUnit people | where-object {$_.RecipientType –eq “User” -and $_.department –eq “Sales”} | Enable-Mailbox –Database “EXCHANGE1\Mailbox Database” | get-mailbox | select name,windowsemailaddress,database

Have a read through of the first link - very helpful.

http://exchangepedia.com/2006/11/exchange-server-2007-bulk-creation-of-mailboxes-using-exchange-management-shell.html

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Sorry - to clarify - I'm not looking to setup mailboxes, but mail-enabled contacts. Thanks, thought! –  George Hewitt Aug 17 '10 at 13:00
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Maybe you could use ExchMbx but is untested with Exchange 2007

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Check out ADModify. It allows bulk change to AD attributes including exchange attributes.

Howto article for modifying Exchange attributes with ADModify

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