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

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:  lpus.net\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?
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seanabAuthor Commented:
FYI I have tried sharing the path to the database using UNC and that still did not work....
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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
Go through:
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/managing-resource-mailboxes-exchange-server-2007-part1.html

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 user1@fabrikam.com -LinkedCredential $cred

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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Do you another mailbox ... i can help you converting a linked mailbox to room without disabling or rejoining issue ....
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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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seanabAuthor Commented:
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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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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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