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Exchange 2007 enable mailbox

Posted on 2011-02-11
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how can i enable a mailbox that has been disabled?  It seems it is not showing under disconnected.
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i had hid it from the GAL, is there a way to resolve this?
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How long was it after disabling the mailbox and checking in the disconnected mailbox pane?
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OK, try running this command from Exchange PowerShell


Clean-MailboxDatabase "Database Name"

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that did it!  wonder why that happened?
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124076%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

A bit of further reading from MS Technet site if you are interested.  The explanation it gives for needing to do this is when you've used Powershell commands to disable or delete a mailbox.  

It also makes a comparision between this command and the old Exch 2003 Right Click, Run Cleanup command/tool.
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Hopefully you're in a position now to close this question and award points?  Thanks, Mark.
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