Mail-Disabling a User

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the ADUC snap-in.
  2. This needs to be run on a workstation or server that has the Exchange Management Tools loaded
  3. If you need to change domains, right-click on Active Directory Users and Computers in the left pane, select Connect to Domain, enter the domain name, and click OK.
  4. In the left pane, browse to the parent container of the user, right-click on the user, and select Exchange Tasks.
  5. On the Welcome screen, click Next.
  6. Select Remove Exchange Attributes and click Next.
  7. Read the warning and click Next.
  8. On the Completion screen, click Finish.

Using a command-line interface

> exchmbx -b "<User DN>"-clear

Replace <User DN> with the user’s distinguished name.

For an alternative Microsoft native tool method, create an LDIF file called clearmailattribs.ldf with the following contents:

dn: <UserDN> 
changetype: modify
replace: altRecipient
altRecipient:
-
replace: authOrig
authOrig:
-
...
<SEE DISCUSSION, NOT A COMPLETE LDIF FILE>
...

Replace <UserDN>   with the user’s distinguished name. Note that this is not a complete LDIF file as there are many attributes that must be cleared (see the Discussion section). Once you’ve created the LDIF file, run the following command:

> ldifde -i -f clearmailattribs.ldf

Using VBScript

' This code mail disables a user.
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strUserDN = "<UserDN>"   ' e.g., cn=jsmith,cn=Users,dc=rallencorp,dc=com
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------
set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN)
objUser.MailDisable
objUser.SetInfo( )
Wscript.Echo "Successfully mail-disabled user."