Create and configure Exchange mailboxes with ADHQ
So, you've got your list of new users from HR and imported the list into ADHQ to create all of the accounts at once with our bulk user management tools. All of your users have the correct name format, all of the home folders are configured with the right permissions, almost done. Now you just need to head on over to the Exchange Management Shell and add some mailboxes.
Right, so the command for adding mailboxes was...New-Mailbox, or something like that? Ah...right! Enable-Mailbox! (New-Mailbox creates brand new user accounts, obviously) Ok, so what parameters does this thing need? Probably -identity, everything needs -identity. And -alias, that makes sense. Oh wait, you wanted to do this for all the new accounts. How do you use an import file for this command again? Gah! Why does Microsoft make everything so hard? You just want your new users to be able to get mail. You shouldn't need to open the Help manual and look up syntax for piping output between commands. In fact, why do you need to open a completely different application at all?
We agree, and that's why ADHQ has Exchange management operations built right into the Add User tool and our other tools for bulk user management. At the same time you're adding your new accounts, create mailboxes for them with just a couple extra clicks. And, while you're at it, take advantage of our other Exchange operations to perform almost any other Exchange task, including:
Common Exchange provisioning tasks:
- Create Exchange mailboxes for any version of Exchange
- Add extra email addresses for users
- Hide users from Exchange address lists
- Specify protocol settings for OWA, POP3, IMAP4, or MAPI
- Enable email archive and set archive quotas
- Configure message limits and delivery restrictions
- Set up storage limits and garbage collections settings
All available directly from the add and modify user tools, in a simple user interface. No shell cmdlets necessary. Don't let Microsoft's design choices limit your productivity. Do all of your user provisioning at once, even Exchange provisioning, with ADHQ.