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Removing custom recipients in Exchange 5.5

We managed to add -- through LDAP -- 10 custom recipients (Internet mail) to our Exchange 5.5 server. Unfortunately, these have been added with an alias with a "/" in the description. Now when we try to modify these, the Exchange Admin console says the object is no longer available (ID# c1030745). We are then unable to delete this user. Can you advise how to get rid of custom recipients?

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I'd recommend using ADSIEdit to delete these. See this ADSIEdit overview for more information.

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  • This was first published in August 2006

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