converting linked mailbox to a room object in Exchange 2007 fails at databaseidparameter

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have executed: disable-mailbox -identity meetingroom and now I want reconnect the mailbox as a room to the database using: connect-mailbox -identity meetingroom -database mailbox database.edb -room Meetingroom

however, it keeps failing to find the database.  with the following error:\mailbox database.edb not found..

It is using a unc path but our database is located on a different drive on the same server: G:\databases\storage group 1\mailbox.edb  and this is not a shared path.

How do I get the powershell to see this database so that I can bind the mailbox to it? Do I need to share the G drive path?
Question by:seanab
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    FYI I have tried sharing the path to the database using UNC and that still did not work....
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    Go through:

    To reconnect the mailbox object in the Exchange store to an external user object, use this example.
    Connect-Mailbox -Identity User1 -Database "Mailbox Database" -LinkedDomainController FabrikamDC01 -LinkedMasterAccount -LinkedCredential $cred

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    Do you another mailbox ... i can help you converting a linked mailbox to room without disabling or rejoining issue ....
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    I had some very big issues .... i just changed these attributes to this value and its good try but make a note of the values before you change them

    msExchRecipientDisplayType:  7
    msExchRecipientTypeDetails: 16
    msExchResourceMetaData: ResourceType:Room
    msExchResourceDisplay: Room
    msExchResourceSearchProperties: Room
    msExchMDBRulesQuota: 64
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    I think something might have been wrong with that particular mailbox. I ended up creating the same mailbox again as a user mailbox and then restoring it from backup.  Once that was complete I was able to easily convert it to a room from a user mailbox.  Just to make sure it was a one off issue with that mailbox.  

    I created another linked mailbox (testlink) and executed:

    disable-mailbox -identity testlink
    connect-mailbox -identity testlink -database mailbox database -room testlink

    That worked.  
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    Cool so everything is fine but in course of any issue if you dont want to Disconnect re-connect or have issue you can just change the following attribute value and that will take care of everything .... Do let me know if you have any otehr queries :) :}

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