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Delete user and recreate and link existing mailbox?

Posted on 2015-02-04
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Hi guys

i have this one user who is having constant printing issues. I am thinking as its only her, maybe best to delete and recreate her.

To do this can i do below

Delete existing user (and delete her mailbox)
Create new user
Link the existing mailbox to her? (is there a link on this?) as want to make sure when i delete the mailbox at step 1, i dont completely delete her off and lose her emails)
and test
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Question by:Sundeep V
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by:R--R
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What is the version of your exchange server.
Disable the mailbox. It will put the mailbox in disconnected state.
Create a new user account.
Connect the disconnected mailbox to new user.
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by:Sundeep V
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We are using exchange 2010. I created a dummy account, tried disabling but it wasn't showing in the disconnected area. I believe i need to run a cmdlet to make it appear? will this affect other users?
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Check the steps from https://www.simple-talk.com by Michel de Rooij

https://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/connecting-the-disconnected-in-exchange-2010/

run this Get-MailboxDatabase | Clean-MailboxDatabase
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I am glad, my suggestion helped you :).
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