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How to query Active Directory for the altrecipient field

I have an Active Directory with Microsoft Exchange mail servers. I need to search Active Directory to find out who currently has the altrecipient field filled out. Is there a way to do this without writing a script?

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Since Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 rely on Active Directory, technically what you're asking is how to query Active Directory for the altrecipient field. The best non-script method that comes to my mind is to use the CSVDE tool. Have a look at Microsoft's article entitled "Import or export directory objects using CSVDE" for more information on how to use CSVDE.

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  • This was first published in May 2006

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