Accidentally removed a user's Exchange Attributes, how to restore or get it back?

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,
We use Exchange 2003. I just accidentally removed a user's Exchange attributes in AD (2003). Is there any way to restore his mailbox?
Question by:Castlewood
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    The mailbox should still exist on exchange server.  You need open exchange console and find which store the mailbox is on.  The mailbox will show its a disconnected state.  All u need to do is reconnect it.

    Author Comment

    The mailbox does still exist on Exchange server but on EMS, while right-click the mailbox, "Reconnect" and "Purge" are all dim out. Any idea?
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    But I think that link is for Ex2010. You know what, we are still with Exchange 2003. Any idea?
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    Accepted Solution

    U need to do a clean up on the store, I can't remember of the top of my head, you either right click the DB or the store, and there is an option to do a clean up.  Once this is run the mailbox will be ready to be purged or reconnected.

    Author Closing Comment

    Exactly correct, I need to 'Run Cleanup Agent' under Mailboxes folder. Thank you so much.

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