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Exchange Server Cookbook by Devin L. Ganger, Missy Koslosky, Paul Robichaux

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11.10. Using the Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Recovery Center to Recover a Mailbox

Problem

You have multiple disconnected or deleted mailboxes on an existing, mounted mailbox store and you need to recover them, or you have multiple mailboxes whose properties you need to export to an AD container or LDIF file.

Solution

Adding mailbox stores to the Mailbox Recovery Center

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager.

  2. Expand the Tools node to display the Mailbox Recovery Center.

  3. Right-click on Mailbox Recovery Center and select Add Mailbox Store. You can add multiple stores at the same time.

  4. Enter a partial or whole mailbox store name in the selection dialog, then click Check Names. If there are multiple stores that match, you will be prompted to select one or more of them. Click OK when you have selected the desired stores.

  5. Click OK to add the selected stores to the Mailbox Recovery Center.

  6. The Details pane should now display a listing of any deleted or disconnected mailboxes in your selected stores.

  7. Since ESM is an MMC application, you can customize the columns displayed in the details pane to provide specific information. Either right-click on Mailbox Recovery Center and select View, or select the View menu. Choose the Add/Remove Columns option.

  8. Select the various columns that you want displayed. Click OK to apply your choices.

Recovering mailboxes with the Mailbox Recovery Center

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager.

  2. Expand the Tools node to display the Mailbox Recovery Center.

  3. Ensure that the desired ...

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