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So the original mailbox database we setup exchange with is no longer in use.   We migrated all objects to the new database and set the original database offline.  Now when ever we make a mailbox it ends up being created in the offline database.  The server is SBS 2008 (basically server 2008 r1, and exchange 2007) .  I can't find a command or setting that says make the new database the default location for all new mailbox's.  Does anyone know how to do that?
Thanks I tried looking this up for 3 days now.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Hi, what about just deleting the offline database in EMC?

Is there a reason you are keeping it?
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Who not you can delete that ...If there is no use
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Are you creating these mailboxes manually through the Exchange Management Console or through the SBS Console?

Either way, it looks like you need to change the name of the old database (or delete it if it's of no use) then rename the new database to simply Mailbox Database. This is because SBS is hard-coded to use this particular database name for new mailboxes.

See this article for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/05/27/no-exchange-mailbox-created-for-new-users-in-sbs-2008.aspx
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Thanks I was thinking of deleting it didn't know about having to rename it!
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