Updating a property such as SamAccountName of a user updates the mailbox alias regardless if the 'En (NETIQKB37446)

  • 7737446
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007

Resolution

fact
Directory and Resource Administrator 6.60

fact
Directory and Resource Administrator 7.0

symptom
Updating a property such as SamAccountName of a user updates the mailbox alias regardless if the 'Enforce alias naming rules during mailbox updates' option is checked or not under the Exchange alias auto naming policy. 

symptom
Mailbox aliases are updated whether the 'Enforce alias naming rules during mailbox updates' option is checked or not under the Exchange 'alias auto naming' policy. 

cause

The code for SetAlias is not checking to see if the policy should be enforced or not.



fix
This was corrected in Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) 7.0 Service Pack 1. To resolve this issue, please upgrade to the latest release of the product.

note

Tip: If you are performing bulk updates to user properties such as the SamAccountname, you can work around this issue by running the Command Line Interface (CLI). On the second pass update ONLY the mbalias field back to the original.


Example:

  1. Run the command:EA User username update SamAccountName:New_SamAccountName
  2. Run the following command to set the alias back to the original: EA User New_SamAccountName update mbalias:back_to_origanal_alias.


Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB37446

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