Creating Users, Contacts, and Distribution Groups

We then type in the address of the recipient, which in our case was an SMTP address, click OK, Next and Finish, and we have now successfully created a mail-enabled user (and yes, if you are keeping score at home….I have substituted the word user for recipient. It is a little easier to type. Please forgive me for this!). The end result of my work should be that when I open up the GAL (Global Address List) in Outlook, I should be able to see all my mailbox-enabled users, as well as my new mail-enabled user Rodney Dangerfield. You should note that even my mail-enabled user follows the display format I configured earlier on in our Exchange 2000 deployment.


As you can see, I have been successful in my endeavour. Next up will be a contact. A contact is simply a pointer to an external mail system. The user has neither a Windows 2000 account, nor an Exchange 2000 account. We simply include their email address in our address list so that our internal users can locate their information more easily. Creating a contact is a fairly straight forward process, so rather than spending a lot of time showing you graphics, I will simply step you through the process. The first thing that you will need to do is right-click on the container where you would like to create the contact object. Provide the First, Middle, and Last Name, as well as the Display name, and select Next. On the next screen, you will be prompted to create an Exchange email address. Select the Modify button, and select the type of Address, and click on OK. Type in the new Address, click OK, click Next and Finish, and you will have successfully created your new contact. One other point I would like to make here. You might have noticed that my Contacts are not displaying in the same format as my mail-enabled and mailbox-enabled users under ADUC. That is because they are a different object type, and that would require me going into the ADSIEdit utility and modifying the default properties for the createDialog the same as I did for the user object.