I've taken over a company which cleaned out all old mailboxes in March of this year. They have a backup from Backup Exec 11d of the server just before the deleted and purged all old mailboxes. I am now at the mercy of a request to restore one of the mailboxes to retrieve some lost emails.
I have no issues restoring the mailbox to an RSG. However since the mailboxes have been removed from the current mailstore, I cannot use exmerge to move the mailbox to a PST, neither can I recover the mailbox in storage manager to the user if I enable their account and create a new mailbox for the user. I've done a lot of reading on this and am finding more and more that I could be without a paddle up you know whats creek.
There has got to be some way without building a whole new server to restore these mailboxes. I'm working on 2003 servers with exchange 2003 (not enterprise). All users are still in AD but disabled. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.