Restoring Calendar of from Exchange Backup

Hi,

  I have a user who wiped out outlook calendar, somehow thue iTune.
  I like to know if it is possible to restore just calendar portion of the user's mailbox in Exchange server.

Thanks.
sgleeAsked:
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraConnect With a Mentor Solutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Only if you have Granular backups ... if online then you will have to restore the entire Mailbox Database into RDB\RSG and then restore to another user or same user and extract the data.

- Rancy
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Jamie McKillopConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Hello,

You should be able use Recover Deleted Items to restore the deleted calendar entries, assuming we are still within the deleted recovery retention peeriod of your Exchange server. If you can tell me the version of Outlook you are using, I can provide step-by-step instructions.

JJ
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
@ jjmck,
 
  The user uses OUTLOOK 2003 connected to the exchange server. I look forward to receiving step by step instructions.
  Again this user's Exchange mailbox works just fine in terms of emails and contacts. Apparently the user was trying to sync iPhone on calendar against OUTLOOK and used iTune to do that, but that effort resulted in wiping out her calendar items in OUTLOOK.
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Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Close Outlook and open registry editor and add the following key:

Locate the following subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\OptionsOn the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type DumpsterAlwaysOn, and then press ENTER.
Double-click DumpsterAlwaysOn.
Type 1 in the Value data area, click Decimal in the Base area, and then click OK.
Close Registry Editor.
Restart Outlook

Click on the the Calendar and select Recover Deleted Items from the Tools menu. Sort the list by date. You should see a date/time where a bunch of items were deleted all at once. Highlight those items and recover them.

JJ
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
JJ
When I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\OptionsOn,
Type DumpsterAlwaysOn=1 was already there.
For testing, I created a couple of appoints in today's calendar and deleted them.
I selected Caldenar, Tools/Recover deleted items, the windows looked empty.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
You cant recover .ica files :(
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
@Rancy,

 What do you mean by .ica files?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Calendar are .ics file Emails are .msg :)

- Rancy
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
@Rancy
Are you saying JJ was incorrect?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I would simply say with my experience with Outlook 2003 ..... i havent seen calendar items being recovered so shared my part of thought if that would save time as we arent seeing items we can move to the next step.

- Rancy
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Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
I don't have a PC with with Outlook 2003 installed so I can't confirm or deny it works with that version but I can tell you with 100% certainty it works with Outlook 2007/2010.

Can you get your hands on a copy of 2007 or 2010?

JJ
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sgleeAuthor Commented:
The user decided not to try to restore lost calendar items.
So I like to close this case.
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