Deleted User from Windows Small Business Server 2008
Posted on 2011-04-26
Good afternoon, all. Here is my conundrum:
Environment: Windows Small Business Server 2008 w/ Exchange 2007
The on-site admin deleted the wrong user during a routine AD cleanup. He quickly re-added the user. :( Now, of course, the user can't get to his previous profile on his desktop machine nor can he get to his previous email. Everything is new. I swooped in and tried to use some AD undelete techniques, but I don't see any objects available for recovery! The user object and the mailbox are just gone (it seems). I tried the LDP tool to view the deleted objects container and it is empty ("no children") and other similar tools report nothing as well.
Solutions in order of desirability:
1. Undelete the user and mailbox and restore normal function as if nothing happened
2. Extract email, contacts, and calendar and import into new profile and go from there
I am happy to answer any and all questions. thanks!