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Tools to bulk modify Active Directory users in Exchange Server 2003

I want to update alternate recipients for a couple thousand Active Directory (AD) users in Exchange Server 2003. How can I do this in bulk? I've already created contacts for this purpose. I have also tried using ADModify.NET but could not do it for multiple users. Do you know of any tools that will bulk modify Active Directory users?

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You can use the LDIFDE/CSVDE utilities to bulk modify Active Directory objects. Alternatively, you can script the process.

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Concerning the bulk update of Active Directory users, and in particular their properties in Exchange, I suggest using ADmodify. A GUI for LDAP modifications, ADmodify is recognized by Microsoft as a tool to send LDAP queries to Active Directory in Windows 2000 and above. I have used it many times, even in a disaster recovery project. For the record, this tool needs .NET Framework 2.0 to work.
—Donato G.

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This was first published in August 2008

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