Join David Elfassy for an in-depth discussion in this video Create user accounts in Office 365, part of Deploying Office 365.
- [Voiceover] So we want our employees to be able to use Office 365. In order for them to be able to do that we need to create user accounts for them, we need to create mailboxes for them. The user accounts will be used to access all of the resources, including the mailbox. And what's interesting is that the mailbox does get created automatically when you create the new user. So let's go ahead and create a new user in Office 365. So to do that, again, I'm gonna do it from Office 365 Admin Portal. I'm gonna click on Users, Active Users, and click on the plus sign, and I'm gonna create a user.
Let's call her Zoe. And we'll give her a display name of Zoe, and that will be her username as well. I'm gonna give her a password. Now I can either have the password automatically generated by the system, or I can type the password. So I'm gonna leave it automatically generated. Now note that the password will be also emailed to me, as I'm the administrator, by default, so that I can give the password to that user. I can force the user to change the password the first time he logs on, or I can allow him to continue to use that password.
So this is completely a preference, or based on the requirements of the organization. Then I can specify which licenses will be applied to the user. Depending on the licenses that I apply to him, he will have different functionalities available. So this user named Zoe can have the Azure AD Premium's functionalities available to her, which includes a number of features, including self-service password resets, self-service group managements, and branded logon portals, for example.
All those functionalities are part of Azure AD Premium, and those will there be available to Zoe as soon as I assign the license to her. As well, Office 365 E3. I have 19 out of 25 licenses that are still available to me, and I can assign a license to her, so that she can have a mailbox and enjoy all of the functionalities of Office 365. So Zoe has been created, this is her password, and note that the password, I can write it down now. But it's ok, because it will be emailed to me as well.
I'm gonna close, and by the way, here's my email with the new email of the password, and I'm gonna click on it so I get to see that new email and I see here Zoe, and I see her password, right here, has been emailed to me. So I can use a secure way, such as walking over to her, and giving her the password, or giving her a phone call. Now, when I've created this object in Office 365, what did it do in the background? Well, I wanna show you what happened in the background, and one of those things is that it created a mailbox. So this is my Exchange Admin Center.
Under my recipients, I've got mailboxes, so this is going to be the repository for email. I'm gonna refresh this interface here. Zoe will appear here as a mailbox, so lemme go back in there again. She'll appear here shortly, in the meantime we'll take a look at her Active Directory User Account that has also been created. So if I go under my Active Directory directory, which is in the Azure Admin Portal, under Users, I can make a search here for Zoe, and I see that the account for Zoe has been created, and all of her settings have been populated, and she's considered an Active Directory account.
And that account is the account that has permissions over her mailbox in Office 365 and Exchange Online. So let's do another refresh over here. She will appear shortly, and with the magic of video editing, we'll come back in a few seconds when it does appear. And here she is. Zoe has now been created as a mailbox, and I can manage her settings, and her mailbox settings, just like all my other mailboxes. Note that I have no way of creating a mailbox directly in the Exchange Admin Center.
I really have to go and create them from Office 365. Though I can create users directly in the Active Directory Azure, I cannot go ahead and create mailboxes directly here in my Exchange Admin Center.
This course details the process of moving your network to Office 365 by deploying a new Office 365 subscription. David Elfassy covers creating user accounts, adding domains, and configuring email, directories, conferencing, file sharing, and valuable business services such as PowerShell and SharePoint. Watch these tutorials to deploy your own implementation of Office 365 or to see if this technology fits your enterprise needs.
- Using FastTrack to prepare for Office 365
- Creating Office 365 user accounts
- Adding domains
- Configuring Outlook and Skype
- Configuring sharing and shared mailboxes
- Troubleshooting an Office 365 deployment
- Configuring PowerShell
- Creating SharePoint services