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  • My coworker deleted a user in active directory, when he realized that he was not ment to he tried to recreate the user.  after creating a new user we noticed that a new mailbox was created on the exchange server 2007 (server 2003 R2) for this user.  The trouble is that all her emails are gone.  We run a server 2003 active Directory. 

    In the exchange shell it appears as though i have 2 mailbox's for our user 'Jane Doe', one mailbox contains 2035 items, the other contains 2.  When we OWA into her account we can only see the 2 emails.

    Is there a way I can move those 2035 objects into the new jane doe account? I tried connect-mailbox but I only know how to enter the name of the mailbox, which is of course jane doe, and i get an error that it is not a unique identifier.

     


    • Edited by AnthonySut Friday, November 4, 2011 11:18 PM
    Friday, November 4, 2011 11:16 PM

Answers

  • Youshould be able to connect the mailbox to the user.  Remove the existin one (new one) then connect the disconnected one to the user.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232039.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123490.aspx


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, November 11, 2011 1:11 AM
    Friday, November 4, 2011 11:46 PM
  • Hi,

    If the corresponding mailbox is not appeared at the 'Disconnected Mailboxes' section, Use the Clean-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to scan the Active Directory directory service for disconnected mailboxes that are not yet marked as disconnected as follows:

    Clean-MailboxDatabase MyMailboxDatabase

     Run the following cmdlet to recover the deleted mailbox

    Connect-Mailbox -Identity "User name" -Database "My MailboxDatabase" -User "User name"

    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info | www.blog.windowsadmin.info
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, November 11, 2011 1:11 AM
    Saturday, November 5, 2011 8:38 AM

All replies

  • Youshould be able to connect the mailbox to the user.  Remove the existin one (new one) then connect the disconnected one to the user.

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232039.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123490.aspx


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Jason LJS Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, November 11, 2011 1:11 AM
    Friday, November 4, 2011 11:46 PM
  • Hi,

    If the corresponding mailbox is not appeared at the 'Disconnected Mailboxes' section, Use the Clean-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to scan the Active Directory directory service for disconnected mailboxes that are not yet marked as disconnected as follows:

    Clean-MailboxDatabase MyMailboxDatabase

     Run the following cmdlet to recover the deleted mailbox

    Connect-Mailbox -Identity "User name" -Database "My MailboxDatabase" -User "User name"

    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info | www.blog.windowsadmin.info
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Friday, November 11, 2011 1:11 AM
    Saturday, November 5, 2011 8:38 AM