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  • Question

  • How to assign existing mailbox to another user?

    Scenario:

    User A has mailbox, now User A is resigned from the company. Now User B is replace in place of User A work. Now, I want to assign a mailbox of User A's to User B.

     

    How to do this in Exchange 2003/2007/2010 ?

     

     


    Bhavyang R Patwari https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/vbcserver/bhavyangraj/profile
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:00 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I would like to provide the steps for Exchange 2003:

    1 Delete the user’s mailbox from AD Users & Computers. Right-click the user account | Exchange Tasks | Delete Mailbox. Don’t worry about the mailbox data – we’re not really deleting the mailbox, just disconnecting it from UserA.

    2 Run the cleanup agent in Exchange System Manager. Expand the Store where the mailbox resides | right-click Mailboxes | click Run cleanup agent.

    This marks all disconnected/orphaned mailboxes with a red cross icon superimposed

    3 Now you can reconnect the disconnected mailbox to another user account that isn’t (already) mailbox-enabled.

    Right-click the disconnected mailbox | click Reconnect.
    Type in the name of the user you want to reconnect it to, or click Find and look for the user.


    Rowen

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Monday, December 12, 2011 5:49 AM
  • If it’s just the content you want to handover it in the PST form. If you want to retain the mailbox at the server then you can disable the mailbox and connect it to the new user. Other Option could be to disable the User A AD account and give the User B full access on his mailbox this was user B can have his own mailbox and can also have access to User A Mailbox.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997210.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997878.aspx


    Jasjit Singh Dhindsa | ITIL v3 | IASA Foundation Certified | MCITP: EMA 2010/2007 | MCTS: MES 2010/2007, OCS 2007 | MCSA: M+S | MCSE: M+S
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:25 AM
  • Exchange 2007:

    Full Access Permission:

    Run Add-MailboxPermission "UserA" -User "UserB" -AccessRights FullAccess -InheritanceType all

    Receive As/ Send As permission:

    Add-ADPermission "UserA" -User "Domain\UserB" -Extendedrights "Send As"

    Add-ADPermission "UserA" -User UserB -Extendedrights "Receive-As"

     

     


    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info | www.blog.windowsadmin.info
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:28 PM
  • For Exchange 2007

    Select the mailbox in EMC

    Select the "disable" option from the right click menu and click Yes on the following popup confirmation box to continue

    Issue the following command on EMC

          clean-mailboxdatabase <database name>

    On the EMC select the disconnected mailbox view and select the disconnected mailbox

    Select the connect option from the right click menu and follow the screens.

     

    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:51 AM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:35 PM

All replies

  • If it’s just the content you want to handover it in the PST form. If you want to retain the mailbox at the server then you can disable the mailbox and connect it to the new user. Other Option could be to disable the User A AD account and give the User B full access on his mailbox this was user B can have his own mailbox and can also have access to User A Mailbox.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997210.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997878.aspx


    Jasjit Singh Dhindsa | ITIL v3 | IASA Foundation Certified | MCITP: EMA 2010/2007 | MCTS: MES 2010/2007, OCS 2007 | MCSA: M+S | MCSE: M+S
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:25 AM
  • Exchange 2007:

    Full Access Permission:

    Run Add-MailboxPermission "UserA" -User "UserB" -AccessRights FullAccess -InheritanceType all

    Receive As/ Send As permission:

    Add-ADPermission "UserA" -User "Domain\UserB" -Extendedrights "Send As"

    Add-ADPermission "UserA" -User UserB -Extendedrights "Receive-As"

     

     


    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info | www.blog.windowsadmin.info
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 3:28 PM
  • Hi,

    I would like to provide the steps for Exchange 2003:

    1 Delete the user’s mailbox from AD Users & Computers. Right-click the user account | Exchange Tasks | Delete Mailbox. Don’t worry about the mailbox data – we’re not really deleting the mailbox, just disconnecting it from UserA.

    2 Run the cleanup agent in Exchange System Manager. Expand the Store where the mailbox resides | right-click Mailboxes | click Run cleanup agent.

    This marks all disconnected/orphaned mailboxes with a red cross icon superimposed

    3 Now you can reconnect the disconnected mailbox to another user account that isn’t (already) mailbox-enabled.

    Right-click the disconnected mailbox | click Reconnect.
    Type in the name of the user you want to reconnect it to, or click Find and look for the user.


    Rowen

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:50 AM
    Monday, December 12, 2011 5:49 AM
  • For Exchange 2007

    Select the mailbox in EMC

    Select the "disable" option from the right click menu and click Yes on the following popup confirmation box to continue

    Issue the following command on EMC

          clean-mailboxdatabase <database name>

    On the EMC select the disconnected mailbox view and select the disconnected mailbox

    Select the connect option from the right click menu and follow the screens.

     

    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, December 23, 2011 6:51 AM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:35 PM