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Question:

How do I create, obtain, or get a Full Exchange or Calendar-Only account on the Virginia Tech Exchange server?

Answer:

For faculty and staff, there are two primary types of accounts available on the Exchange server: Full Exchange and Calendar-Only.

Full Exchange accounts integrate email, appointments, tasks, contacts, and public folders in one comprehensive location. Calendar-Only accounts are for those who want to access the Exchange calendar features using Outlook or WebOutlook, but want to continue to receive email on the VT Google Apps Mail server.

Email for Full Exchange accounts is delivered to the Exchange server, whereas email for Calendar-Only accounts is delivered to VT Google Apps Mail.

You can convert from a Calendar-Only account to a Full Exchange account at any time and preserve any existing calendar data by following the instructions at Switching between Full Exchange and Calendar-Only Exchange Account.


Contents: Full Exchange || Calendar-Only || Top of page


Full Exchange

  1. If you are faculty or staff and do not already have a Hokies ID, follow the instructions at Getting or Creating a Hokies Account.

  2. After creating your Hokies ID, wait 15 minutes.

  3. In Firefox or Internet Explorer, go to the ADadmin Web site. After clicking the link, you will experience a brief redirect.

  4. If prompted, log on with your Hokies ID (which is the same as your PID) and Hokies ID (Exchange) password. (If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions at Forgot Hokies ID Password.)

  5. If you have previously enrolled in 2-factor authentication (2FA), follow the on-screen instructions to complete authentication with your second factor. (For more information and instructions on 2-factor, see the University 2-Factor Authentication Web site.)

  6. In the left menu pane, click the Messaging / Collaboration ink.

    In ADadmin, click the Messaging/Collaboration menu.

  7. Under Messaging / Collaboration, click the Add Exchange Mailbox link.

    Click the Add Exchange Mailbox link.

  8.  To the right of Exchange Mailbox Types Available: from the drop-down list, select Full Exchange Mailbox.



  9. Click the Add Full Exchange Mailbox button.



  10. Click OK to confirm your mailbox creation.



  11. When the creation is finished, click OK.



  12. Wait 20 minutes for your account to be synchronized with the servers before trying to access your Exchange account in any way.

Contents: Full Exchange || Calendar-Only || Top of page


Calendar-Only

  1. If you are faculty or staff and do not yet have a Hokies ID, follow the instructions at Getting or Creating a Hokies ID.

  2. After creating your Hokies ID, wait 15 minutes.

  3. In Firefox or Internet Explorer, go to the ADadmin Web site. After clicking the link, you will experience a brief redirect.

  4. If prompted, log on with your Hokies ID (which is the same as your PID) and Hokies ID (Exchange) password. (If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions at Forgot Hokies ID Password.)

  5. If you have previously enrolled in 2-factor authentication (2FA), follow the on-screen instructions to complete authentication with your second factor. (For more information and instructions on 2-factor, see the University 2-Factor Authentication Web site.)

  6. In the left menu column, click the Messaging / Collaboration link.

    Click the Messaging / Collaboration link.

  7. In the left menu column, under Messaging / Collaboration, click the Add Exchange Mailbox link.

    Click the Add Exchange Mailbox link.

  8. From the Exchange Mailbox Types Available drop-down list, select Calendar-Only Mailbox.

    From the Exchange Mailbox Types Available drop-down list, select Calendar-Only Mailbox.

  9. Click the Add Calendar-Only Mailbox button.

    Click the Add Calendar-Only Mailbox button.

  10. To confirm, click OK.

    Click OK.

  11. When the creation is finished, click OK.

    Click OK.

  12. Wait 20 minutes for your account to be synchronized with the servers before trying to access your Exchange account in any way.
  13. To use your calendar and all of its functionality, either:

  14. Do not forward your VT Google Apps Mail to Exchange. Doing this will cause your mail to be returned to the sender.