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One-step process for creating mail enabled contacts in Exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We are currently running Exchange 2003.  We have an automated one-step process for creating an ldif file with exchange contacts and importing them via ldifde.  We are planning a migration to Exchange 2010.  So far all I can find is a two step process for creating mail-enabled contacts in 2010 (step 1: create contacts via ldifde import; step 2: mail enable via csv import).

    Is there a way to create mail enabled contacts in ONE STEP using an automated import process like ldifde to create mail enabled contacts in Exchange 2010?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:22 PM

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  • New-MailContact does it in one step.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124519.aspx

    It's quite easy to script this using something like Import-CSV and a loop.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:16 AM
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:20 AM
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  • Like Ed says, once you have it in a CSV, you can easily do this in one step.  This might help:

    http://howdouc.blogspot.com/2010/06/bulk-importcreate-mail-enabled-contacts.html


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:16 AM
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:44 AM
  • On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 16:22:54 +0000, AIMS Guy wrote:
     
    >We are currently running Exchange 2003. We have an automated one-step process for creating an ldif file with exchange contacts and importing them via ldifde. We are planning a migration to Exchange 2010. So far all I can find is a two step process for creating mail-enabled contacts in 2010 (step 1: create contacts via ldifde import; step 2: mail enable via csv import).
    >
    >Is there a way to create mail enabled contacts in ONE STEP using an automated import process like ldifde to create mail enabled contacts in Exchange 2010?
     
    Use Powershell.
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:02 AM
  • Good Morning,

    I am trying to do exactly what you had on exchange 2003 ( Still running 2003) could you post that script?

    "We are currently running Exchange 2003.  We have an automated one-step process for creating an ldif file with exchange contacts and importing them via ldifde."

    Friday, November 15, 2013 3:34 PM