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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Restore

I was able to restore the DB from backup and got it mounted and everything. Now I just need to restore one particular mailbox, preferablly to a spare account so I can extract the emails I need. I am having a little trouble with the Mailbox-Restore command though.

Assuming the recovery DB name is RecoveryDB and I am restoring from Tom Jones mailbox to Frank Smith mailbox, what would the command be?
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akalbfell
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Restore-Mailbox -Identity "Tom Jones" -RecoveryDatabase MyRecoveryDatabase -User "Frank Smith" -TargetFolder "Recover"

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Exchange_GeekCommented:
New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceDatabase RecoveryDB -SourceStoreMailbox 'Tom Jones ' -TargetMailbox 'Frank Smith'

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Restore-Mailbox -Identity "Frank Smith" -RecoveryDatabase MyRecoveryDatabase -RecoveryMailbox "Tom Jones" -TargetFolder Recovery

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Exchange_GeekCommented:
New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceDatabase RecoveryDB -SourceStoreMailbox 'Tom Jones' -TargetMailbox 'Frank Smith' -TargetRootFolder Restore -AllowLegacyDNMismatch

Earlier command didn't provide the important switch -AllowLegacyDNMismatch - if this switch isn't provided Exchange would assume that the restored mailbox matches the X500 address of the source. Not good :)

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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akalbfellAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that worked perfectly.

One quick question, is it possible to connect to the mailbox in the RDB from Outlook or does it have to be restored to one of the normal databases in either another mailbox or the original one?
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