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Restored user accidently deleted in Active Directory, but lost Exchange Mailbox

I accidently delete and then recovered a user from Active Directory (using ldap).  But, the Exchange account the user had is gone.

Any gone thru this situtation before and was able to find/recover the lost Exchange Mailbox?
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It should still be there you may just need to reconnect the maibox:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274343
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BCipollone & Noduzz,

I'm using Exchange 2010.  The articles you guys are referencing seems to be for 2003 or 2007 Exchange.

Though a command line command for listing mailboxes in each of the Mailstores would hopefully turn up the lost email account.  Now if I could just find this command...

Thanks.
Have you checked in the Disconnected Mailboxes?
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Neilsr,

Yes, I did look in there, but nothing.
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Neilsr,

An hour after I deleted an Active Directory container that still had a user in it, I restored them back into AD using the LDAP method.  I realize the recovered user loses attributes when restored, but didn't except their mailbox to disappear.  In Exchange the mailbox is still listed in 'Recipient Config' under 'Mailbox', but the object is damaged and doesn't list a mailboxstore, amoung other things.
Have you considering creating a new user and then using the Recovery Database to recover the users mailbox?  Other option would be to use a 3rd party product like the one listed in my profile to open a copy of the database to extract the mailbox and recover into the live server
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Just converted the legacy mailbox back to exchange 2010 using:
Set-Mailbox -id Old-Mailbox -ApplyMandatoryProperties

Going to let things settle a bit and see if it keeps stable.

Thanks.
Great let us know how things go
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Not sure on how Exchange repaired the link with only provided a datastore path.