Create a Tenant Organization
Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2
Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23
You can create a tenant organization with or without a default tenant administrator.
To create a tenant organization and a tenant administrator at the same time, use the AdministratorPassword parameter. For example, if you specify the AdministratorPassword parameter when creating the tenant organization humongousinsurance.com, a tenant administrator with the SMTP address email@example.com is also created using the password you specified.
Looking for other management tasks related to managing tenant organizations? Check out Managing Tenant Organizations.
Before you create the tenant organization, you need to know which service plan to apply to the organization. You identify the service plan using the Program ID and the Offer ID, which are located in the ServicePlanHostingRemap.csv file. To locate this file, navigate to the following path on your Client Access servers: <Exchange Installation Drive>\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\ServicePlans.
|You can't use the EMC to create a tenant organization without a tenant administrator.|
This example creates the tenant organization Contoso with the domain name Contoso.com.
New-Organization -Name "Contoso.com" -DomainName "Contoso.com" -Location "en-us" -ProgramId "Business" -OfferId "SmallOrg"
|You can't use the EMC to create a tenant organization with a tenant administrator.|
This example creates the tenant organization Humongous Insurance with the domain name HumongousInsurance.com. It also creates a tenant administrator with the password Pa$$word1. The AdministratorPassword parameter must be passed into the command as a secure string.
Create the administrator password as a secure string and save it in the variable $Password.
$Password = Read-Host "Enter Password" -AsSecureString
Type the password you want the administrator to use, for example, Pa$$word1, and then press Enter.
Run the New-Organization cmdlet and pass the $Password variable into the AdministratorPassword parameter.
New-Organization -Name "Humongous Insurance" -DomainName "HumongousInsurance.com" -Location "en-us" -ProgramId "Business" -OfferId "LargeOrg" -AdministratorPassword $Password
The tenant organization is created with a default tenant administrator. The administrator’s SMTP address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
After creating the tenant organization, you may also want to: