I have the following setup:
- 1 root domain hosting no services on MS Windows Server 2003, no users. It's just a place holder for the root national domain.
- 4 child domains hosting file and print services, and multiple users, each domain controller (MS Windows Server 2003) physically located in BC, SK, ON, and NB, each with their own subnet. All subnets linked together via VPN. DNS and AD are working swimmingly.
- All child and root DC are in Windows Server 2003 native mode, and the forest functional level is 2003.
- I have installed exchange server 2003 (forest prepped) on the root domain, and domain prepped each of the child domains.
Attempting a centralized model, and only wanting to maintain ONE exchange server on a domain controller on the root domain...
How can I enable mailboxes for each of my users located on the child domains, and have them hosted on the root domain?
Currently I can right-click a child user and via Active Directory Users and Computers, exchange tasks, create an exchange mailbox. However, the e-mail address (based on default recipient policy) never gets created, nor does the user appear in the global address list.
If I create a user on the root domain, and create an exchange mailbox via the exchange task drop down menu, an e-mail address gets created in line with the default recipient policy, and they get listed in the global address list.
Am I missing any manually required permissions somewhere, that allows 'children' to have their own email address and listing in the GAL?