I am running Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition on a Windows 2000 server. Everything is running great. However, I have been asked to restrict students from e-mailing other students in our Windows 2000 Active Directory domain. That way, only teachers and staff can e-mail the students, and the students will not be able to e-mail each other.
I know I can set restrictions on user objects directly, but isn't there an easier way? We have 2000 students! I...
tried using Universal Distribution Groups, but those don't seem to work. Do you know of a way to do this, or a utility we could purchase? Would creating another mailbox store be a possible solution?
Congratulations, you really had me scratching my head over this one! I used to work for a hosting provider, so spent a fair bit of time partitioning Exchange to segregate multiple shared hosted companies from 'seeing' one another and being able to access one another's resources. But doing this on a mailbox-by-mailbox basis poses some major challenges of scalability as I see you've discovered. I've spent a bit of time asking around for you, both within Microsoft and the Exchange MVP community at large, and as yet have not managed to figure out a solution for you. I am also not aware of any third-party solutions that achieve what you're looking to do, unfortunately.
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