Active Directory management & automation

Configure Exchange Tasks

With the help of Adaxes Active Directory Web Interface, users can perform a variety of Exchange tasks, such as creating mailboxes, modifying Exchange properties, moving mailboxes, and establishing e-mail addresses for users, contacts and distribution lists.

Some operations can be customized to minimize the amount of interaction required from users. For example, you can select, which Exchange properties will be visible to users or define a default mailbox store for new mailboxes.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize the following operations:

Create Mailbox

In Adaxes Web Interface, users can create mailboxes by clicking Create Mailbox under the Exchange Tasks menu.

You can customize how the email alias is generated for new mailboxes and define the default mailbox database. Having specified default values for the operation, you can hide unnecessary options.

How to customize the Create Mailbox operation

On the computer, where the Web Interface is installed, start the Web Interface Customization tool.

In the Interface type drop-down list, select the Web Interface you want to configure.

Activate the AD Management tab and click Customize Operations.


Select Create Mailbox in the Operations list and customize the operation on the Operation Configuration tab located to the right.


By default, aliases are generated for new mailboxes based on Property Patterns. If you want aliases to be generated in a different way, select the Change the default value option and specify a template for the alias in the New default value field.

To generate email aliases based on properties of the user for whom a mailbox is created, you can use value references. For example, if you use the following template: %firstname%.%lastname%, the alias will be composed of the user's first name and last name separated by a period.

To select a default mailbox database:
  • Activate the Select the following mailbox database by default option.
  • Click Browse.
  • Select a mailbox database to be used as default.

If you don't specify a default mailbox database, it will be selected automatically based on Property Patterns. For details on how to specify a default mailbox database with the help of Property Patterns, see Predefine Selection of Exchange Mailbox Stores.
Users can also create Exchange mailboxes from the Home Page. By default, the parameters of the Create Mailbox operation are also applied to Home Page Actions, however you can configure each Home Page Action differently. For more details, see Create Exchange Mailbox.

Edit Exchange Properties

Adaxes Web Interface allows users to edit properties of Exchange mailboxes, distribution lists, and mail-enabled contacts using the Exchange Properties option under the Exchange Tasks menu.

You can customize the Edit Exchange Properties operation and specify which Exchange properties will be available to users.

How to customize the Edit Exchange Properties operation

On the computer, where the Web Interface is installed, start the Web Interface Customization tool.

In the Interface type drop-down list, select the Web Interface you want to configure.

Activate the AD Management tab and click Customize Operations.


Select Edit Exchange Properties in the Operations list. On the Available Operations tab located to the right, choose the Exchange properties that users will be able to edit.

Users can also edit Exchange properties Using Home Page Actions. By default, the parameters of the Edit Exchange Properties operation are also applied to Home Page Actions, however you can configure each Home Page Action differently. For more details, see Edit Exchange Properties.

View Exchange Properties

Adaxes Web Interface allows users to view Exchange properties of Active Directory objects in the Exchange Properties section, which is available when viewing AD objects.

You can configure, which Exchange properties will be visible to users in the Exchange Properties section and allow or disallow editing of the properties directly in the object view.

How to customize the Exchange Properties section

On the computer, where the Web Interface is installed, start the Web Interface Customization tool.


In the Interface type drop-down list, select the Web Interface you want to configure.


Activate the AD Management tab and click Customize Forms and Views.


In the Object types list (located on the left), select the type of Active Directory objects, for which you want to customize the Exchange Properties section. For example, to customize the section that allows viewing Exchange properties of mailboxes or mail-enabled recipients, select User.


Since the Exchange Properties section is available only on object views, activate the View tab.


Select the Exchange Properties section in the list of available sections.
If the Exchange Properties section is not available, you can add it.

See how

  • Click the Add button located under the section list.
  • Enter the name for the new section in the Section name edit box.

  • Select the Exchange Properties section type.

  • Click OK.

Under Section Parameters, specify which Exchange properties will be available to users.


To disallow modifying Exchange properties via the object view, uncheck the Show the edit button option.

Move Mailbox

Users can move Exchange mailboxes in the Web Interface by clicking Move Mailbox under the Exchange Tasks menu.

Adaxes allows you to customize parameters of the Move Mailbox operation and specify whether the primary and/or archive mailbox should be moved, define the default target mailbox databases, and set default limits for corrupted and large mailbox items. Having specified default values for the operation, you can hide unnecessary options.

How to customize the Move Mailbox operation

On the computer, where the Web Interface is installed, start the Web Interface Customization tool.


In the Interface type drop-down list, select the Web Interface you want to configure.

Activate the AD Management tab and click Customize Operations.

Select Move Mailbox in the Operations list and customize the operation on the Operation Configuration tab located to the right.

Users can also move Exchange mailboxes from the Home Page. By default, the parameters of the Move Mailbox operation are also applied to Home Page Actions, however you can configure each Home Page Action differently. For more details, see Move Exchange Mailbox.
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