How to recreate Mailboxes that was deleted after running setup /prepareAD

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
After I got exchange up and running and noticed active directory users starting showing up I started playing with mailboxes. I accedently deleted about 40 mailboxes and once I did that It deleted their active directory account off the domain server too. I added them back into active directory on the domain server but how do I add them back into Exchange 2010 SP1 to show up under recipient configuration mailbox.
Question by:Jre19611
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    by:Renato Montenegro Rustice
    Something is not clear. Did you restore the users in Active Directory? Or you want to know if you can do it after running /prepareAD?

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    I restored the users in active directory. But they do not show up in the maibox under recipient configuration. But when i add an existing users it shows up then. But I can't add them because they
    already exist on active directory side.
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    You restored them by using the Windows 2008 R2 AD recycle bin ou by restoring System State?

    I am asking that because I think that if you restore them by using recycle bin, that would link the former mailbox back to the user account. If you restored the System State, there may be some inconsistencies.

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