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Restoring deleted Exchange 2013 Mailboxes

Posted on 2016-08-01
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Is there anyway to restore Exchange 2013 mailboxes which were deleted using the remove command
 remove-mailbox -identity "/o=MYORGANISATION/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF27SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=USERNAME" -confirm:$false?

I have used ldp.exe to restore the deleted users accounts in AD. However, I would like to know if there is a similar way of getting back the deleted mailboxes on Exchange 2013.
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Run this command to show the disconnected mailboxes.
Get-MailboxStatistics -Database database1 | Where { $_.DisconnectReason -ne $null } | ForEach { Update-StoreMailboxState -Database $_.Database -Identity $_.MailboxGuid -Confirm:$false }

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Change the database name to you database name.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj860462(v=exchg.150).aspx

Reconnect the deleted mailboxes
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj863439(v=exchg.150).aspx

Here is a video for your reference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_2P2Ep9S8Y

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If you remove-mailbox meaning both mailbox and AD user will deleted. Mailbox will retain for 30 days depending database retaintion period. It will show as disconnected mailbox

You either restore the AD user or create a new AD account then reconnect to disconnected mailbox.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123490(v=exchg.141).aspx
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MAS' answer above was spot on.
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