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Different passwords for AD and Exchange mailbox? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there

    I am using Exchange 2003 server and i want to assign different passwords for exchange mailbox and AD login which is window login password.

    For example: I have a user A who login in to windows using the password set in AD but when he login to Exchange mailbox he uses different password not the AD or window login one.

    Regards,

    Ibrahim

    • Changed type Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:39 AM Q&A
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:24 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    This isn't possible.  Exchange 2003 uses AD authentication and does not maintain a separate directory service (Exchange 5.5 was the last version that did this) so the password will always be the same.

    Cheers, Steve

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Hi,

    This is not possible, Exchange uses the Active Directory user database, Exchange only assigns mailboxes to the AD users.


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. Please VOTE as HELPFUL if the post helps you and remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:34 AM
  • Instead, you can have two AD accounts for the user. Disable the AD account with mailbox and provide the other AD account full access to the mailbox.
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:15 AM
  • Hi,

    It is impossible to implement different password for Exchange mailbox and AD account.

    You can try workaound that Rajitha mentioned.


    Xiu Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    This isn't possible.  Exchange 2003 uses AD authentication and does not maintain a separate directory service (Exchange 5.5 was the last version that did this) so the password will always be the same.

    Cheers, Steve

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Hi,

    This is not possible, Exchange uses the Active Directory user database, Exchange only assigns mailboxes to the AD users.


    Thanks and Regards, Mukesh. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. Please VOTE as HELPFUL if the post helps you and remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:34 AM
  • Instead, you can have two AD accounts for the user. Disable the AD account with mailbox and provide the other AD account full access to the mailbox.
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:15 AM
  • Hi,

    It is impossible to implement different password for Exchange mailbox and AD account.

    You can try workaound that Rajitha mentioned.


    Xiu Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:48 AM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:47 AM