How to Mount Exchange 2003 Mailstore database using a .VBS script

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I was wondering if someone could help me with a VBS script that could mount a mailbox store?

Currently we have a client who's edb and stm files exceed well over 75GB. They are going to upgrade to Exchange 2010 in the relatively near future (we're in process of virtualizing their servers).

The reason I need a script is so that I can schedule it to run every other day when the mailbox store is dismounted promptly at 5AM. Any help? I have very little experience in scripting and am currently installing a test VM of exchange 2003 for testing purposes.
Question by:Timothy McCartney
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There is no VBS as far as I know you can try scheduled tasks and see if that helps
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edit values from line 8 to 13 to match your needs

try this:
quot = chr(34) 

Set iServer = CreateObject ("CDOEXM.ExchangeServer")
Set iMDB = CreateObject ("CDOEXM.MailboxStoreDB")

strMode = "mount"
'************** edit from here ************
strComputerName = "ServerName"
'storage name
strSGName = "First Storage Group"
'name of the store
strMDBName = "StoreName"
'********* end editong
BindMailboxStore strComputerName,strSGName,strMDBName
Select Case strMode
Case "mount"
wscript.echo "Mounting Database " & strMDBName & " in Storage Group " & strSGName & " on " & strComputerName
Case "dismount"
wscript.echo "Dismounting Database " & strMDBName & " in Storage Group " & strSGName & " on " & strComputerName
Case "delete"
wscript.echo "Deleting Database " & strMDBName & " in Storage Group " & strSGName & " on " & strComputerName
End Select

' Cleanup
Set iServer = Nothing
Set iMDB = Nothing

Sub BindMailboxStore (strComputerName,strSGName,strMDBName)
' Bind to the Exchange Server
iServer.DataSource.Open strComputerName

' Build the first part of the URL to the MailboxStoreDB
strTemp = "LDAP://" & iServer.DirectoryServer & "/" & "cn=" & strMDBName & ","

' Set variant array to the ExchangeServer.StorageGroups
arrStGroup = iServer.StorageGroups

' Look in the StorageGroups array if the StorageGroup with strSGName exists
If strSGName = "" Then
' Add last part to the URL to the MailboxStoreDB
strMDBUrl = strTemp & iServer.StorageGroups(0)
For i = 0 To UBound(arrStGroup)
If InStr(1, UCase(arrStGroup(i)), UCase(strSGName)) <> 0 Then
strMDBUrl = arrStGroup(i)
End If
If strMDBUrl <> "" Then
' Add last part to the URL to the MailboxStoreDB
strMDBUrl = strTemp & strMDBUrl
End If
End If
' Bind to the MailboxStoreDB
iMDB.DataSource.Open strMDBUrl ', , , adCreateOverwrite
End Sub

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by:Timothy McCartney
ID: 35232193
Awesome! Worked like a charm! :) Thanks so much!

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