Opening exchange mailbox store.
Posted on 2012-04-09
I have a copy of a mailbox store. The exchange 2003 server's mailbox store is still working fine and I would like to mount the copy of the mailbox store to practice exporting mail from the copy in case someone ever requests restore of parts of their mailbox.
Can I mount this mailbox store, create a user account and connect the user account to a mailbox, and not worry about corrupting the working mailbox store and working user accounts - or do I have to install a non-production server, restore the system state, and then mount the data store? I am hoping I can skip creating a second server. I am hoping that the copy mailbox store will not have the same path as the working mailbox store so it shouldn't be confused with the working mailbox store.