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I'm using Exchange 2007 and I have been trying to add an alias to a user but every time I apply the changes a window will open called Microsoft Management Console with a progress bar but it doesn't seem to end.

I haven't made any changes to it and it seems rather odd.

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Have you tried the normal remedy of rebooting the server/workstation you are trying this on? I know it would suck to do if it is the Exchange server itself.

What about installing the Exchange Management tools on a different computer and seeing if you can get it accomplished there?

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It's on the Exchange server itself, I don't really want to reboot it, but I can do tomorrow evening. I'll try setting up the Exchange Management tools on my computer and see what that does. –  stead1984 Sep 17 '09 at 14:53
    
I installed it on mine but he doesn't seem to work properly, I can see all the mailboxes I've created. But it doesn't let me make changes –  stead1984 Sep 21 '09 at 12:03
    
Try adding it through the Exchange Powershell and see if it still hangs up or not. Since you said "add an alias" I'm guessing you mean additional SMTP address: $mbx = get-Mailbox testmbx; $mbx.EmailAddresses += "newaddr@example.com"; $mbx | set-Mailbox (where testmbx is the mailbox you want to change) If you meant changing the actual alias itself that is a different command. –  TheCleaner Sep 21 '09 at 13:31
    
Yes thats right, I'll try that command shortly. If the command fails to work what does it suggest is broken? –  stead1984 Sep 21 '09 at 13:52
    
If that fails then there should be an error associated with the shell script that will point you in the right direction at that point. –  TheCleaner Sep 21 '09 at 18:30

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