I've done this many times before and I don't recall hitting this problem, however I'm creating mailboxes on exchange shell using new-mailbox and the accounts which are created in AD are all disabled by default.

I understand that this is normal behavour if a password is not supplied, however I've provided a password.

 New-Mailbox -Name 'Joe.Bloggs' -Alias 'Joe.Bloggs'  -Password (ConvertTo-SecureString -String 'MyPassword123' -AsPlainText -Force) -ResetPasswordOnNextLogon $false -OrganizationalUnit 'MyDomain/MyTopLevelOU/ChildOU' -UserPrincipalName 'Joe.Bloggs@domain.com' -SamAccountName 'Joe.Bloggs' -FirstName 'Joe' -LastName 'Bloggs' -DisplayName 'Joe Bloggs'

Can anyone see why this would be the case or explain how I can resolve?


This one was strange... The accounts are indeed disabled when created, however refreshing the AD users and computers screen 20 seconds later or so shows that they have been enabled.

I guess I was being too hasty.

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    It just need time to take effect. :) – Sue.J Jun 14 '17 at 8:29
  • This may also be a slight delay in your Active Directory Replication if they were created on one domain controller, and you were possibly viewing another. – Cory Knutson Jun 14 '17 at 22:22

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