AD (on-prem), Exchange Online, and mbx provisioning?


  • Hi,

    We have an AD on-prem, which will remain for a few years.

    We also have AADConnect syncing users & groups to Azure.

    We have MIM to automate user lifecycle management from our HR system to AD.

    We have migrated everyone to Exchange Online, and no longer have any Exchange on-prem.

    How do we automate user lifecycle management, specifically the provisioning/deprovisioning of the online mailbox?

    Since we no longer have an on-prem Exchange server, MIM cannot run any powershell against it (e.g. enable-remotemailbox) and the MIM is no longer supported to manage anything in Azure. Also, AADConnect cant do anything mailbox related, or can it?

    Do we need to start looking at 3rd party products?

    Thank you

    • Modificato D Wind giovedì 7 giugno 2018 22:35
    giovedì 7 giugno 2018 21:55

Tutte le risposte

  • You should keep a hybrid server on-premises

    Can third-party management tools be used?

    The question of whether a third-party management tool or ADSIEDIT can be used is often asked. The answer is you can use them, but they are not supported. The Exchange Management Console, the Exchange Administration Center (EAC), and the Exchange Management Shell are the only supported tools that are available to manage Exchange recipients and objects. If you decide to use third-party management tools, it would be at your own risk. Third-party management tools often work fine, but Microsoft does not validate these tools.

    **Please don't forget to mark as helpful or answer**

    venerdì 8 giugno 2018 10:39
  • You can do it with a Powershell MA.

    venerdì 8 giugno 2018 21:51
  • Thank Carol - I was also thinking of PowerShell scripts called from within a MIM Portal Workflow?
    lunedì 11 giugno 2018 03:08
  • You can of course also use PowerShell with a MIM Workflow.

    Depends on what you want.

    PowerShell MA is the more reliable solution as MIM will retry creating the mailbox if an error occurs, while doing it with a Workflow is more the fire and forget method.


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog:

    mercoledì 13 giugno 2018 13:10