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Exchange 2003 Restore Recipient Container RRS feed

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    i took over in the IT department and have a problem on the Exchange server. I tried to cerate a new distiburtion list but could not find the recipient container? when i checked the GAL i noticed that distribution recipient's _Sales, _IT, _Techs where gone? Deleted. i go to my outlook on laptop or desk computer and still can send email to the distribution recipients with no bounch backs.

    better yet the backups for Exchange are gone? I need to get the recipient's back ? Help if found can i restore the users mail boxes? or will i need to restore the information store if found?

    This is a first for me

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:36 PM

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  • On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:36:01 +0000, BudmanHi wrote:
     
    >i took over in the IT department and have a problem on the Exchange server. I tried to cerate a new distiburtion list but could not find the recipient container?
     
    Groups are created in the Active Directory. Thate are no "recipient
    containers" in the AD, only Organizational Units and Containers.
     
    You're using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC to create
    the group, right? Find the OU in the directory tree, right-click it
    and select "New> | Group".
     
    >when i checked the GAL i noticed that distribution recipient's _Sales, _IT, _Techs where gone? Deleted. i go to my outlook on laptop or desk computer and still can send email to the distribution recipients with no bounch backs.
     
    If that's true then those users are still in the AD and the mailboxes
    in Exchange. Do the recipiets get the messages you send or not?
     
    >better yet the backups for Exchange are gone?
     
    Nobody's going to be able to help you with that. Make another backup,
    pronto!
     
    >I need to get the recipient's back ?
     
    If they're gone from the AD then restoring Exchange isn't going to
    help. You'd have to restore the AD.
     
    >Help if found can i restore the users mail boxes?
     
    Are the users still in the AD? Are the mailboxes still in the
    Information stor (in a disconnected state)?
     
    >or will i need to restore the information store if found?
     
    I think you need to restate your problem a little more clearly. What's
    missing? Users? Mailboxes? Both?
     
    >This is a first for me
     
    Hmmmm.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:46 AM

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  • On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:36:01 +0000, BudmanHi wrote:
     
    >i took over in the IT department and have a problem on the Exchange server. I tried to cerate a new distiburtion list but could not find the recipient container?
     
    Groups are created in the Active Directory. Thate are no "recipient
    containers" in the AD, only Organizational Units and Containers.
     
    You're using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC to create
    the group, right? Find the OU in the directory tree, right-click it
    and select "New> | Group".
     
    >when i checked the GAL i noticed that distribution recipient's _Sales, _IT, _Techs where gone? Deleted. i go to my outlook on laptop or desk computer and still can send email to the distribution recipients with no bounch backs.
     
    If that's true then those users are still in the AD and the mailboxes
    in Exchange. Do the recipiets get the messages you send or not?
     
    >better yet the backups for Exchange are gone?
     
    Nobody's going to be able to help you with that. Make another backup,
    pronto!
     
    >I need to get the recipient's back ?
     
    If they're gone from the AD then restoring Exchange isn't going to
    help. You'd have to restore the AD.
     
    >Help if found can i restore the users mail boxes?
     
    Are the users still in the AD? Are the mailboxes still in the
    Information stor (in a disconnected state)?
     
    >or will i need to restore the information store if found?
     
    I think you need to restate your problem a little more clearly. What's
    missing? Users? Mailboxes? Both?
     
    >This is a first for me
     
    Hmmmm.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:46 AM
  • **If that's true then those users are still in the AD and the mailboxes

    in Exchange. Do the recipiets get the messages you send or not?

    Yes - If theuser has it cached in their "To" Outlook then it will be sent

    ***Nobody's going to be able to help you with that. Make another backup,

    pronto!

    Yes, have completed full backup!!!!

    ***If they're gone from the AD then restoring Exchange isn't going to

    help. You'd have to restore the AD.

    No

    ****Are the users still in the AD? Are the mailboxes still in the

    Information stor (in a disconnected state)?

    Yes all users are still in the AD and GAL

    ****I think you need to restate your problem a little more clearly. What's

    missing? Users? Mailboxes? Both?

    OK, The OU  "Recipiantents" is missing in the AD users and computers - and no longer in the GAL. that OU had the group of user in them that belonged t that dept.

    *****

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:07 AM
  • On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 03:07:04 +0000, BudmanHi wrote:
     
    >**If that's true then those users are still in the AD and the mailboxes
    >in Exchange. Do the recipiets get the messages you send or not?
    >
    >Yes - If theuser has it cached in their "To" Outlook then it will be sent
     
    That wasn't the question. The question was whether or not the
    recipient mailbox receives the message.
     
    >***Nobody's going to be able to help you with that. Make another backup,
    >pronto!
    >
    >Yes, have completed full backup!!!!
     
    Good.
     
    >***If they're gone from the AD then restoring Exchange isn't going to
    >help. You'd have to restore the AD.
    >
    >No
     
    No what? No they aren't gone from the AD or you don't think you'd have
    to restore the AD?
     
    >****Are the users still in the AD? Are the mailboxes still in the
    >Information stor (in a disconnected state)?
    >
    >Yes all users are still in the AD and GAL
     
    Then they haven't been deleted, have they? You said they'd been
    deleted.
     
    >****I think you need to restate your problem a little more clearly. What's
    >missing? Users? Mailboxes? Both?
    >
    >OK, The OU "Recipiantents" is missing in the AD users and computers - and no longer in the GAL. that OU had the group of user in them that belonged t that dept.
     
    Then how come you say that "Yes all users are still in the AD and
    GAL"???
     
    Either you're very confused or I'm completely misunderstanding your
    problem.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:42 PM