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Exchange Restore from VHD file

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Hi EEs,
I have a Image backup of Exchange server 2010 in .vhd file,
I have some issue with some mail box, which need to be restore...
Kindly advice if there is any tool available from which I directly recover user's mail box or I can read this Windows backup file .vhd file....or can extract .edb file
I will highly appreciate for your prompt & helpful advice..
many thanks in advance..
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You need to do this in a testing lab. First cold clone the DC and bring it up in test lab, then bring the server also up in a test lab. Check if DB's are getting mounted. Rest you can extract via outlook or Powershell. This what i do in such case. However, preferred way is to restore from backup.
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thanks for your reply,
kindly advice any tool from which i can read the .edb file & can extract the mailboxes.. as building the whole AD/Exchange will take longer..
any advice to work around would be really appreciated...
many thanks in advance...
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You can check this
http://www.edbtopstutility.org/
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as this is paid apps i would rather prefer free one..

as a option.. kindly write a steps to prepare the AD on top of exchange & then to add this edb into trial exchange to recover...
thanks in advance...
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In this world nothing is free. So don't waste time on searching free solution. If you need data pay and get it.
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thanks for advice..
kindly write a steps to prepare the AD on top of exchange & then to add this edb into trial exchange to recover...
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Hi amitkulshrestha,

thanks for your valuable reply with link,
I am looking for steps to configure exchange server in AD & then to import this edb file to exchange server...then will try to export the email to pst ..

Can anyone pls advice to do so....

thanks in advance...
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