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  • Question

  • Is there a reason I do not see the Export Mailbox option in Exchange Management Console? Like the below link shows? Am I missing something? My account is a full Exchange Administrator

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/exporting-mailboxes-content-using-exchange-management-console.html

    I would like to wipe out an account after it exports without deleting and recreating the account and I believe this option might work but I am not seeing the options?

    Any advice?


    Jessica Cochran

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:32 PM

Answers

  • Never made it EMC for RTM.

    After SP1 use:

    New-MailboxExportRequest

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:45 PM
  • Is there an easy way to completely wipe the mailbox ? 

    Jessica Cochran

    If you want to empty the contents and leave the mailbox intact using powershell, then search-mailbox is the way to go.

    Example:

    Search-Mailbox -Identity user  -SearchQuery "Received:> $('01/01/1990 00:00:00') and Received:< $('12/21/2012 23:59:59')" –DeleteContent

    If you want to start all over with a new mailbox, disable it and then mailbox enable it again.

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:24 PM
  • "If you want to start all over with a new mailbox, disable it and then mailbox enable it again."

    This is actually what I have been doing and it is causing all sorts of problems because people depend on their cached information and when they send to an account that i have done this with it causes NDR messages.


    Jessica Cochran

    In that case, the legacyExchangeDN is being changed on the newly enabled mailbox. If you want to continue using this method, make note of the existing mailbox alias ( mailnickname) and ensure the newly created mailbox has the same legacyExchangeDN. If that is not possible ( i.e. the original mailboxes were created in 2003 or earlier), then make note of the existing legacyExchangeDN value before disabling the mailbox, and then add it as a custom X500 address to the account after you mailbox enable it.

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:33 PM

All replies

  • Never made it EMC for RTM.

    After SP1 use:

    New-MailboxExportRequest

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:45 PM
  • I have been using that command I am just trying to see if there is a command line that I am able to clear the mailbox after it is exported.


    Jessica Cochran

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:57 PM
  • I have been using that command I am just trying to see if there is a command line that I am able to clear the mailbox after it is exported.


    Jessica Cochran

    If you want to delete the content of a mailbox ( I think that is what you asking), then use the search-mailbox command after doing the export

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:08 PM
  • Is there an easy way to completely wipe the mailbox ? 

    Jessica Cochran

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:19 PM
  • Is there an easy way to completely wipe the mailbox ? 

    Jessica Cochran

    If you want to empty the contents and leave the mailbox intact using powershell, then search-mailbox is the way to go.

    Example:

    Search-Mailbox -Identity user  -SearchQuery "Received:> $('01/01/1990 00:00:00') and Received:< $('12/21/2012 23:59:59')" –DeleteContent

    If you want to start all over with a new mailbox, disable it and then mailbox enable it again.

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:24 PM
  • "If you want to start all over with a new mailbox, disable it and then mailbox enable it again."

    This is actually what I have been doing and it is causing all sorts of problems because people depend on their cached information and when they send to an account that i have done this with it causes NDR messages.


    Jessica Cochran

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:26 PM
  • "If you want to start all over with a new mailbox, disable it and then mailbox enable it again."

    This is actually what I have been doing and it is causing all sorts of problems because people depend on their cached information and when they send to an account that i have done this with it causes NDR messages.


    Jessica Cochran

    In that case, the legacyExchangeDN is being changed on the newly enabled mailbox. If you want to continue using this method, make note of the existing mailbox alias ( mailnickname) and ensure the newly created mailbox has the same legacyExchangeDN. If that is not possible ( i.e. the original mailboxes were created in 2003 or earlier), then make note of the existing legacyExchangeDN value before disabling the mailbox, and then add it as a custom X500 address to the account after you mailbox enable it.

    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Friday, June 15, 2012 2:33 AM
    Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:33 PM
  • One other approach you can use is to re-home the mailboxes.
    Example: Get-Mailbox USER | Set-mailbox -database "Some other Database"

    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 4:57 PM
  • Hi Jessica

    I suggest following the step via the below link

    Exporting Mailboxes content using Exchange Management Console

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/exporting-mailboxes-content-using-exchange-management-console.html

    Cheers


    Zi Feng

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, June 8, 2012 7:44 AM
  • I don't have an option for Export Mailbox 

    Jessica Cochran

    Friday, June 8, 2012 12:54 PM
  • Hi

    Did you try any other suggestion above

    Cheers


    Zi Feng

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, June 11, 2012 7:08 AM