Restoring user mailbox after deleting the user account from the Active Directory and recreating the same account again

Posted on 2014-09-01
Last Modified: 2014-09-15

We use exchange 2007and outlook 2010. I accidently deleted a user account in the active directory and recreated with the same username and password.  I can't see the users mailbox under Recipient the recipient Configuration- Mailbox.
Is there any chance to get her mailbox back

Do in need to restore from the backup\ will exchange retain the mailbox after deleting.
Please suggest and post me some tutorials as how sort this.

Question by:lianne143

    Assisted Solution

    Go into Exchange Management consoled and see whether you have disconnected mailbox. You should be able to attach this disconnected mailbox to the account which you created.
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    Accepted Solution

    There is a slight change that you will have problems with the new Account you created, because the Account has a new SID. I would also recommend you to restore the Active Directory Account you had deleted.

    If you you have Active Directory 2008 R2 and enabled the "Recycle Bin" feature, this would be an easy task.

    After that and with the help of sara2000 with the "Disconnected Mailbox" you should not have any problems with that restored account and mailbox.

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