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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 5. User and Contact Administration

One of your primary tasks as a Microsoft Exchange administrator is to manage user accounts and contacts. User accounts enable individual users to log on to the network and access network resources. In Active Directory, users are represented by User and InetOrgPerson objects. User and InetOrgPerson are the only Active Directory objects that can have Exchange mailboxes associated with them. Contacts, on the other hand, are people that you or others in your organization want to get in touch with. Contacts can have street addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses associated with them. Unlike user accounts, contacts don’t have network logon privileges.

Understanding Users and Contacts

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