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Using Exmerge with Exchange 2003

I have restored an exchange database that was on a tape backup. I needed to recover 2 mailboxes from the restore. I created a Recovery Storage Group and have it up and working. My plan was to use Exmerge to export the 2 mailboxes to a .pst. When I launch Exmerge it sees both storage groups but when I go to recover I get an error that tells me all mailboxes may not be available and to check the log. When I check the log what looks like is happening is it is only showing mailboxes that have an AD user associated with it. The mailboxes were deleted because the old IT person deleted the user account and purged the mailbox. I tried to recreate the user in AD but still not successful. Any suggestions?
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Have you tried reconnecting the mailbox to the user in the server manager?
kserrittAuthor Commented:
I am using a Recovery Storage Group so I don't see where I can do that. I can't even see the mailboxes in the recovery group like you can other storage groups. This is my first time using a recovery storage group.
Here is the appropriate quote from an MS page below. "You can restore a database containing a purged mailbox to a recovery storage group and then move the database to an ordinary storage group to perform data extraction for a purged mailbox."

Recovering Deleted Items or Purged Mailboxes Using a Recovery Storage Group in Exchange Server 2003

How to Recover a Purged Mailbox from an Online Backup Using the Original Database Server

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