Incorrect user is returned in the ECP when one user's display name matches another user's alias

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016 Enterprise EditionExchange Server 2016 Standard EditionExchange Server 2013 Enterprise More

Symptoms


Assume that one user's display name is the same as another user's alias. When you search for a user in the Exchange Control Panel (ECP), a different user is returned instead of the intended user. This causes an incorrect Forwarding Rule to route email to an unintended user after you create an Inbox rule.

Cause


This issue occurs because the Recipient property is constructed incorrectly when you query by using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Resolution


Exchange Server 2016

To resolve this issue, install Cumulative Update 9 for Exchange Server 2016 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016.

Exchange Server 2013

To resolve this issue, install Cumulative Update 20 for Exchange Server 2013 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2013.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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