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I have had trouble in the past when installing the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on my laptop so I can modify email information about a user in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). I get conflicts with Outlook (some shared or overwritten DLLs I imagine) or in the case of Outlook 2007 Beta 2, outright consistent crashes. I found this article by Jim McBee on how to copy just the needed DLLs from an Exchange server to the workstation in question. The page isn't available on his site for some reason so access the cached version from Google here. I am also including below. Enjoy. This worked very well for me.

From an Exchange 2003 server, copy the following DLLs from the \program files\exchsrvr\bin folder in to a common folder (preferably in the path) such as \windows\system32 on the machine on which you want to manage Exchange attributes:

address.dll

escprint.dll

exchmem.dll

glblname.dll

maildsmx.dll

pttrace.dll

Once these are copied on to that machine, run REGSVR32.EXE c:\windows\system32\maildsmx.dll to register that DLL. When you re-open Active Directory Users and Computers, the Exchange extensions will show up!

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Works perfectly...

Saved me from asking around for the CD..
Left by Jono on May 06, 2008 8:07 PM

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I did this for Windows 7 beta. I downloaded the ESM for Vista, used a free tool
Less MSIĆ©rables, available at http://blogs.pingpoet.com/overflow/archive/2005/06/02/2449.aspx to extract the files, did as above and it worked!!!
Left by Yehoshua on Jan 23, 2009 4:17 AM

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Just tried in Windows7 Beta works a treat
Left by AT on Feb 25, 2009 12:46 PM

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I am running Windows 7 and get the following errors when attempting this...

The module "c:\windows\system32\maildsmx.dll" failed to load.
Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .dll files.

The specified module could not be found.
Left by Melissa on Aug 04, 2009 1:26 PM

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Melissa - unfortunately this process wont work with Windows 7. Windows 7 requires the RSAT Tools for Win7 (Remote Server Admin Tool) and thusly the older .dll files aren't compatible. I am researching what you need under Windows 7 and will post an update when I find out. However, in Exchange 2010, you can no longer create mailboxes from ADUC\RSAT so this may be a moot point.
Left by Chris Haaker on Aug 04, 2009 1:35 PM

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Hi,
I try it out under Windows 7 RTM german.
And it works great.
THX to Chris and Yehoshua
http://www.ewig-drohendes-versagen.de/?p=618#more-618
Left by Denis on Nov 15, 2009 11:56 PM

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