New Exchange Database... Outlook profile help

Just finished creating a new exchange email database after a dirty shutdown corrupted database failure. Moved all users in the database over to the new database. Mail is now flowing.


Is there a way to not have to create new outlook profiles for all the users in the company? Is there a way to get around this time consuming step?
Mark DicksonManagerAsked:
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
-->Moved all users in the database over to the new database. Mail is now flowing.
Did you create new mailboxes in the new database?
if yes there is no alternate for this.i.e you have to create new profiles.. I am sorry to say that.

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Mark DicksonManagerAuthor Commented:
We imported the mailboxes from the old database
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Mark DicksonManagerAuthor Commented:
Was looking at RPCClientAccessServer attribute to see if that might work but not quite sure it will work in this case
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
-->We imported the mailboxes from the old database.
When your database is gone you cannot see mailboxes active in EAC/EMC.
Did you create new mailboxes and import PSTs?
Michael B. SmithManaging ConsultantCommented:
If you didn't do a "move request", then I'm afraid not. The database signature is different. A third party tool might help (see but you'll need new profiles.
Michael B. SmithManaging ConsultantCommented:
There is no way to avoid creating new profiles when a new database has been created and a move-mailbox operation was not done. The mailbox has a new database signature. @MAS wrote this first. I added that third party tools might help and provided a resource that lists them.
We are experiencing similiar issues however when creating new outlook profiles receive the message 'Cannot start microsoft outlook. Cannot open the outlook window. The set of files cannot be opened' all our users are affected by this. Please note we are ok logging into Outlook web app sending and receiving emails ok as well as active sync - it is just the outlook client that is not working since our mail DB was moved to another server after a failure - any ideas what could be causing would be appreciated...
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