The process of recovering a mailbox involves selecting the "deleted" mailbox (I put deleted in quotes, as it isn't really deleted until Exchange deems it so) and connecting it to an existing Active Directory user account that currently does not have a mailbox. Figure 3-26 shows the disconnected mailbox object in the Exchange Management Console.
Figure 3-26. Navigating to reconnect mailboxes. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Selecting the mailbox and choosing Connect from the action pane starts the Connect Mailbox Wizard, shown in Figure 3-27. You can choose the type of mailbox the reconnected mailbox will be. The process is similar to creating a new mailbox, with the only difference being that the mailbox dataset already exists and you need to select the existing user or match it to an alias, as shown in Figure 3-28.
Figure 3-27. Reconnecting via the Connect Mailbox Wizard. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Figure 3-28. Selecting the existing user in the Connect Mailbox Wizard. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Tutorial: Creating and managing recipients in Exchange Server 2007
Home: Introduction to Exchange 2007 recipients
Part 1: Creating and configuring Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 2: How to configure Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 3: Deleting and reconnecting Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 4: Setting up Exchange Server 2007 contacts
Part 5: Creating mail users in Exchange Server 2007
Part 6: How to create and configure Exchange Server 2007 distribution groups
Part 7: Managing Exchange Server 2007 address lists
|This chapter excerpt from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: A Beginner's Guide, by Nick Cavalancia, is printed with permission from The McGraw-Hill Companies, copyright 2008.|
This was first published in November 2008