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  • Hi.  I am a clueless exchange admin at a small business that is trying to transition to a larger eneterprise type.  I've recently been looking at creating segmented 'Address Lists', so that users don't have to go through the entire GAL when looking for a few common email addresses.  When I tried to create the new list, I got the error "you can't specify the recipient container because legacy servers are detected".  We are currently running EX2010 SP2, however, I also have an EX2007 SP2 server in our environment (STRICTLY to support a legacy EMC email archiving software that we are in the midst of trying to phase out).  All our mailboxes, and distribution groups sit on the EX2010 server.  Since I was the one that migrated from 2003 to 2007 to 2010, I remember having to do some 'upgrading of recipient policies' (is that correct?), but don't remember the details.  Here are all our address policies from the powershell command:

    [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-EmailAddressPolicy | Format-List Name,*RecipientFilter*,ExchangeVersion


    Name                       : Default Policy
    RecipientFilter            : Alias -ne $null
    LdapRecipientFilter        : (mailNickname=*)
    LastUpdatedRecipientFilter :
    RecipientFilterApplied     : False
    RecipientFilterType        : Precanned
    ExchangeVersion            : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)

    Name                       : <domainname>.com
    RecipientFilter            :
    LdapRecipientFilter        : (&(&(& (mailnickname=*) (| (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(!(homeMDB=*))(!(msE
                                 xchHomeServerName=*)))(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(homeMDB=CN=Grand Cayman
                                 Store,CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=MAIL02,CN=Servers,CN=ntsuperserver,CN=
                                 Administrative Groups,CN=Image Photo Services,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configu
                                 ration,DC=imageservices,DC=com))(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=contact))(objectCate
                                 gory=group)(objectCategory=publicFolder)(objectCategory=msExchDynamicDistributionList) )))
                                 )
    LastUpdatedRecipientFilter :
    RecipientFilterApplied     : False
    RecipientFilterType        : Legacy
    ExchangeVersion            : 0.0 (6.5.6500.0)

    Name                       : ntsuperserver
    RecipientFilter            :
    LdapRecipientFilter        : (&(mailNickname=*)(legacyExchangeDN=/O=Image Photo Services/OU=ntsuperserver/*))
    LastUpdatedRecipientFilter :
    RecipientFilterApplied     : False
    RecipientFilterType        : Legacy
    ExchangeVersion            : 0.0 (6.5.6500.0)

    To be honest, I don't know what <domainname>.com or ntsuperserver are doing or why they exist.  I do know they have been around since 2003.  Is this what is causing my problem?  Can someone point me in the right direction so I can create some segmented address lists for my users?

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    I can't think of any good reason to keep the EAP domainname.com. I would delete it if I were you.

    Since you do have a legaycy server in your ORG (Exchange 2007), you can't create Address Lists and specify a recipient container. That field (RecipientContainer) must be left blank if you want to create a new Address List.


    Martina Miskovic

    • Proposed as answer by Zi FengModerator Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by gatornek Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:55 PM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:11 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    I can't think of any good reason to keep the EAP domainname.com. I would delete it if I were you.

    Since you do have a legaycy server in your ORG (Exchange 2007), you can't create Address Lists and specify a recipient container. That field (RecipientContainer) must be left blank if you want to create a new Address List.


    Martina Miskovic

    • Proposed as answer by Zi FengModerator Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by gatornek Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:55 PM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:11 PM
  • "Since you do have a legaycy server in your ORG (Exchange 2007), you can't create Address Lists and specify a recipient container." 

    I'll take that as literally as possible.  I changed my methodology for the population of the address book and selected another filter type (namely 'Department').  Worked for me.  Thanks.

    I will delete <domainname>.com.  I created as an experiment back in the 2003 days, I believe.  I guess its lingered since.  Last question:  What about ntsuperserver?  How do I know if that isn't being used?  I think that actually stems from the Exchange 2000 days.  Since none of us are genius exchange admins here, we kind of just let things be in an 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' sense.  However, if I can clean this up, that'd be great.  Thanks again!

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:55 PM
  • :-)

    I would remove the old Recipient Policy ntsuperserver that were created in Exchange 2003 aswell.

    Martina Miskovic

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 1:04 PM