The Exchange Recipient Update Service creates multiple recipient proxy addresses of the same type

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You may notice that some recipients receive more proxy addresses than expected. These objects are typically resource mailboxes or Public Folder objects. Additionally, you may experience the following symptoms:
  • The number of proxy addresses may continue to increase.
  • The performance of Microsoft Windows domain controllers may decrease.
  • The processor usage of the Lsass.exe file may be close to 100 percent.
The Microsoft Exchange Recipient Update Service checks existing proxy addresses on recipient objects to verify whether they match the proxy addresses that are specified by recipient policies. If they do not match, the recipient policy proxy addresses are added to the recipient object. Certain formats of existing proxy addresses are incorrectly evaluated as not matching. This behavior causes the Recipient Update Service to add more proxy addresses.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this software update.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other software updates.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name   -----------------------------------------------------   13-Feb-2004  03:04  6.5.6980.69  8,765,440  Mad.exe           
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
817903 New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages

Article ID: 835894 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:19:35 - Revision: 2.0

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