One site in our organisation contains a mixture of Exchange 5.5/Exchange
2000 servers and was created from scratch in the following sequence:
An Exchange 5.5 server was used to create a new site within the
organisation and act as the bridgehead server onto the other sites.
The server acts as the target for an ADC used to populate a
Windows 2000 AD with disabled user accounts.
The site was populated by using the 'move server wizard' to shift
two Exchange 5.5 servers into the new site from other existing sites in the
Exchange 2000 servers where then added to the new site and the
'move mailbox wizard' used to transferred mailboxes from Exchange 5.5 to
Finally the Exchange 5.5 servers which used to contain the
mailboxes where removed from the site.
After a bit of fiddling about everything worked fine. I know it
would have been much simpler to put Exchange 2000 servers into the existing
sites - but that's politics for you!!
However, we now have two problems - one in Exchange 5.5 and one in Exchange
Since the site was created the Primary Windows NT Account for a large group
of users (about 5500) has been changed and each user has ended up with the
old Primary Account appearing in the 'Permissions/Windows NT Accounts with
Permissions' dialogue box with a 'custom' Mailbox owner role. We need to
get rid of these but can't get at them using directory import or export as
they don't appear under either the Obj-Admins, Obj-Perm-Admins or Obj-Users
pseudo-attribute fields. Any ideas on how we can delete these entries in
The change of Primary Windows NT Account is not being replicated through to
the AD Exchange Advanced/Mailbox Rights entry and the original NT account is
still attributed with the all important 'Associated External Account'
permission. Even if we manually delete the original account in Exchange 5.5
the AD settings do not change. It's impractical to change the Rights
manually as it takes 2-3 minutes to resolve the various account names before
they can be edited! Any ideas on how to force the changes into AD?
Help with either/both problems would be much appreciated.