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Default EAP not applying to mailboxes created after DC ugrade to Win 2k8R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    So we recently upgraded our DC's from Win2003 to Win2k8R2. Ever since, whenever a mailbox is created in Exchange 2007, only the first matching policy applies. Prior to the upgrade, any mailbox created would have the coresponding created EAP, as well as, the Default EAP applied.  

    A couple of specifics:

    Exchange 2007 SP1 on Win 2K3 SP2

    Domain Func level 2003

    2 created EAP's querying company name

    When I check Preview on the Default EAP, shows the mailboxes in question. Have applied the EAP using -Verbose and no dice.

    Any ideas?

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:24 PM

Answers

  • On Thu, 6 Sep 2012 17:24:51 +0000, Altaf Mawji wrote:
     
    >So we recently upgraded our DC's from Win2003 to Win2k8R2. Ever since, whenever a mailbox is created in Exchange 2007, only the first matching policy applies. Prior to the upgrade, any mailbox created would have the coresponding created EAP, as well as, the Default EAP applied.
     
    Well, that's just wrong. Only one EAP should be applied, and that
    would be the one with the highest priority. That was true even in
    Exchange 4.0!
     
     
    >
    >A couple of specifics:
    >
    >Exchange 2007 SP1 on Win 2K3 SP2
    >
    >Domain Func level 2003
    >
    >2 created EAP's querying company name
    >
    >When I check Preview on the Default EAP, shows the mailboxes in question. Have applied the EAP using -Verbose and no dice.
    >
    >Any ideas?
     
    If you preview the default EAP it's going to show you everything with
    an alias. It doesn't mean that the default EAP will be applied if
    another EAP with a higher priority would also apply to the AD object.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Castinlu Friday, September 7, 2012 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Altaf Mawji Monday, September 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 9:48 PM
  • hi,

    You can also refer to this link:

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-server-2010-email-address-policies

    Paul has explained the EAP in more detail. I think it can help you better understand the EAP.

    But please note: this is not Microsoft's official documentation, only for reference.

    hope can help you

    thanks,


    CastinLu

    TechNet Community Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com


    • Edited by Castinlu Friday, September 7, 2012 2:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Altaf Mawji Monday, September 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Friday, September 7, 2012 2:43 AM

All replies

  • On Thu, 6 Sep 2012 17:24:51 +0000, Altaf Mawji wrote:
     
    >So we recently upgraded our DC's from Win2003 to Win2k8R2. Ever since, whenever a mailbox is created in Exchange 2007, only the first matching policy applies. Prior to the upgrade, any mailbox created would have the coresponding created EAP, as well as, the Default EAP applied.
     
    Well, that's just wrong. Only one EAP should be applied, and that
    would be the one with the highest priority. That was true even in
    Exchange 4.0!
     
     
    >
    >A couple of specifics:
    >
    >Exchange 2007 SP1 on Win 2K3 SP2
    >
    >Domain Func level 2003
    >
    >2 created EAP's querying company name
    >
    >When I check Preview on the Default EAP, shows the mailboxes in question. Have applied the EAP using -Verbose and no dice.
    >
    >Any ideas?
     
    If you preview the default EAP it's going to show you everything with
    an alias. It doesn't mean that the default EAP will be applied if
    another EAP with a higher priority would also apply to the AD object.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Castinlu Friday, September 7, 2012 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Altaf Mawji Monday, September 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 9:48 PM
  • hi,

    You can also refer to this link:

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-server-2010-email-address-policies

    Paul has explained the EAP in more detail. I think it can help you better understand the EAP.

    But please note: this is not Microsoft's official documentation, only for reference.

    hope can help you

    thanks,


    CastinLu

    TechNet Community Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com


    • Edited by Castinlu Friday, September 7, 2012 2:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Altaf Mawji Monday, September 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Friday, September 7, 2012 2:43 AM
    • Edited by Castinlu Monday, September 10, 2012 1:37 AM
    Monday, September 10, 2012 1:37 AM
  • That's what I thought too. I've worked with Exchange before and was always under the impression the first matching EAP would be applied that's it. However, when I started at this new company, the previous admin had the above working, and I can't for the life of me figure out how. Unfortunately he quit. Once I migrated us over to 2008 R2 DC, that's the only thing that stopped working.

    I guess I could just add the common SMTP addresses to both policies. It's best to just keep things simple I guess :)

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Edited by Altaf Mawji Monday, September 10, 2012 12:53 PM
    Monday, September 10, 2012 12:49 PM