Step 2 - Create Test Users

Updated: March 19, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This step explains how to create and mailbox-enable the test users in These accounts will be used to verify that users are able to create and consume content once the databases have been moved.

Table 5 - Required Accounts

First Name Last Name User logon name Display name Forest Password




Britta Simon





Lola Jacobson


  1. Log on to the Server as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, select Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand, right-click FabrikamUsers, select New and then select User. This will bring up the New Object – User window.

  4. On the New Object – User screen, in the First Name box, enter Britta.

  5. On the New Object – User screen, in the Last Name box, enter Simon.

  6. On the New Object – User screen, in the User logon name: box, enter bsimon and click Next.

  7. On the New Object – User screen, in the Password box, enter Pass1word!.

  8. On the New Object – User screen, in the Confirm Password box, enter Pass1word!.

  9. On the New Object – User screen, remove the check from User must change password at next logon.

  10. On the New Object – User screen, add a check to Password never expires and click Next.

  11. Click Finish.

  12. Repeat these steps for all of the accounts listed in the Account Summary table.

Test Users

  1. Log on to the Server as Administrator

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and click Exchange Management Console.

  3. In the Exchange Management Console, expand Recipient Configuration, and click Mailbox.

  4. On the right, in the Actions pane, click New Mailbox… to start the New Mailbox wizard.

  5. On the Introduction screen, select User Mailbox and click Next.

  6. On the User Type screen, select Existing users and click Add. This will bring up the Select User – screen.

  7. From the list, using the Ctrl key, select Britta Simon and Lola Jacobson then click OK.

  8. Click Next.

  9. On the Group Information click Next.

  10. On the Mailbox Settings screen, under Mailbox database click Browse. This will bring up the Select Mailbox Database screen.

  11. Select the Mailbox Database and click OK. Click Next.

  12. On the New Mailbox screen, click Next.

  13. On the Completion screen, verify that it was successful and click Finish

  14. Close Exchange Management Console

Mailbox-enable Test Users

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