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Active Roles 7.2 - Exchange Resource Forest Management Administrator Guide

Policy Object

Exchange Resource Forest Management uses a Policy Object to implement mailbox management policy for Exchange resource forest topology. This policy enables Active Roles to create and manage linked mailboxes in the resource forest by administering linked master accounts in an accounts forest. The Policy Object is in the Configuration/Policies/Administration/Builtin container. The name of the Policy Object is Built-in Policy - ERFM - Mailbox Management.

To enable Exchange Resource Forest Management, you need to apply that Policy Object to the domain or container that holds linked master accounts you want Active Roles to administer.

Policy settings

The topics in this section cover the mailbox management policy settings.

Container for new shadow accounts

Solution Overview > Technical description > Policy settings > Container for new shadow accounts

The policy allows you to specify the container in which you want Active Roles to create shadow accounts when creating linked mailboxes managed by Exchange Resource Forest Management. You can select the desired organizational unit in the Exchange forest or you can let Active Roles choose the default container.

If you select a particular organizational unit, Active Roles creates shadow accounts in that organizational unit. You can select an organizational unit from any domain of the Exchange forest that is registered with Active Roles as a managed domain.

If you let Active Roles choose the default container for new shadow accounts, then Active Roles creates shadow accounts in the Users container in a particular domain of the Exchange forest. If the forest root domain of the Exchange forest is registered with Active Roles as a managed domain, then Active Roles creates shadow accounts in that domain. Otherwise, Active Roles creates shadow accounts in the domain that appears first in the ordered list of the managed domains from the Exchange forest. Note that Exchange Resource Forest Management requires at least one domain of the Exchange forest to be registered with Active Roles as a managed domain.

Default description for new shadow accounts

Solution Overview > Technical description > Policy settings > Default description for new shadow accounts

The policy allows you to specify a text to use as the default description for new shadow accounts that Active Roles creates when creating linked mailboxes managed by Exchange Resource Forest Management. Active Roles writes that text to the Description property of every new shadow account.

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