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Create a temporary mailbox for existing AD user

In a disaster scenario, if you lose an Exchange server, but you still have your Active Directory account available from a second site, can you create a new temporary mailbox at the second site on a different Exchange server for use until the original mailbox has been restored?
If so, how would Exchange allow you to do this?
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Leon TealeCommented:
basically go to AD, right click the user..go to exchane tasks...and then edit/modify not too sure which one it says and just hcane the mail box...
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25degcAuthor Commented:
Thanks for response...
I can't replicate this currently as I don't have an Exchange server that is not available, but at the moment I only have the options to Move, Delete, Configure Exchange Features, or Remove Exchange Attributes. How do I assign a new mailbox?
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Leon TealeCommented:
you copuld jsut delete the mail box and then re-add it or set email's up to forward to another email address for temporary use?
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25degcAuthor Commented:
Can it delete the mailbox if it can't connect to the server the mailbox is on? Without building a new Exchange server, creating an acoount and then switching the server off I'm unable to test this. I want people to be able to access a mailbox using their domain credentials via OWA - so they need to see a mailbox attached to their account. I don't want to be forwarding emails to other accounts.

Thanks...
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25degcAuthor Commented:
I think the answer is that you cannot assign another mailbox for a user if the original mailbox is not available. A workaround would be to create a new temporary user, and assign the original smtp addresses to that user.
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