In our Active Directory we have Office 365 users and Google Apps users. Both are synced to Office 365 with Directory Synchronisation. All users have a E3 account, but the users with a Google Apps for Business account don’t have Exchange Online enabled but they can use Lync Online and SharePoint Online.
When we go to our Hybrid Exchange 2010 server, Office 365 users with a Exchange Online account have a Recipient type called: Remote User Mailbox. Users with a Google Apps for Business have a Recipient Type: Mail User
The only problem whe have is that we can´t select all the the Google Apps for business users from our Global Adress List.
When I use Powershell to get a list of the users, the Google users which a cannot select from the Global Adress List have a different Recipienttype. In Powershell they have the recipientType: User.
Other Google users which I can select from the Global Address List, have a recipientType address called MailUsers.
How can we change the RecipientType from User to MailUser? So we can select them from the Global Address List.
Acutally, as we all know:
Mail users are similar to mail contacts. Both have external e-mail addresses and both contain information about people outside your Exchange Server 2010 organization that can be displayed in the global address list (GAL) and other address lists. However, unlike a mail contact, a mail user has Active Directory logon credentials and can access resources.
Did you try to use EMC to change these User to MailUser?
I did one test in my environment which I hope useful to you or it will give you some ideas:
1). Open EMS and type "Get-User", then I can see one User named "krbtgt"
2). Open EMC in the Exchange Server, then Expand "Recipient Configuration" and "Mail Contact"
3). Click "New Mail User" on the right panel
4). Select "Existing user" and click "Browse" and select "krbtgt"
5). Click “Next”, and Type "Alias" and "External e-mail address", Click "Next" and "New"
6). Then I type "Get-MailUser" in EMS, I can see the User "krbtgt" changed to "MailUser". Also we can see all MailUsers in "Mail Contact" under "Recipient Configuration".
And we can refer to following artilce to get more knowledge:
Hope all above helpful to you.
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- Proposed as answer by Sean_XiaoModerator Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:22 AM
When we go to the wizard and want to select an Existing User, the users with the problems which don’t show up in our GAL can not be selected.
The users with all the problems are for example Jan Oord, Frank van Breugel (all users in the image below except the users above.
Please have a try to recreate the office 365 users as a contact mail in the on-premise exchange server.
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1, On the on-prem server run the Exchange Powershell cmdlet: Disable-MailUser
by identitiy, type in the user.
2, Check on-prem if the RecipientType is set to user instead of Mailuser, using the Exchange PowerShell cmdlet. Get-User
3, Run the Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync cmdlet.
4, Now use the GUI for the New Mail User wizard in Exchange.
5, Select Existing user
6, Enter alias and external e-mail address.
7, Finish the wizard.
8, After finishing the wizard, perform a second dirsync using Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync.
It may thake a while.
9, Check using Microsoft Online Services-module for Windows PowerShell cmdlet: get-user