Feb 06 2020 11:19 AM
Feb 06 2020 11:19 AM
I am very new to all the Exchange administration and not sure about the following task:
I have two users,
john smith with mailbox: email@example.com
invoice with mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org (<- not a group, not a shared mailbox)
now i want to fully remove johns mailbox and connect the invoice mailbox / adress / everything to him.
johns mailbox is empty and irrelevant and he dont want to use his personal mailadress. he wants to be email@example.com .
Can somebody tell me how to do this? I dont want to lose data and have no clue what to do.
I'm thinking of exporting invoice@ as .pst, deleting john and invoice in exchange and creating a new invoice mailbox that i asign to john and import all old data - but this seems not really pretty to me.
BTW: Exchange 2019 on premise; Server 2019 with AD DC on premise, one domaine, nothing special.
Feb 09 2020 12:07 PM
You can disable a mailbox which disconnects it from a user account, then reattach the mailbox to a different user account. This will avoid having to export the mailbox as PST and reimport it.
You might want to disconnect the invoice mailbox, disconnect Johns mailbox, then reconnect the Invoice mailbox to Johns profile. If there is nothing in Johns mailbox it can remain disconnected and will be purged from the database after 30 days by default
I would make sure you have a good Exchange backup before you do make any changes - there isn't much there that isn't reversible or fixable if you hit problems but it's always practice.
Hope this helps,
Feb 10 2020 02:08 PM - edited Feb 10 2020 11:09 PM
This could be done in two simple steps with Powershell / Exchange management Shell
First we disable/Disconnect the Invoice mailbox
Disable-Mailbox -Identity "Invoice@info.net"
Then we delete Johns mailbox
Disable-Mailbox -Identity "John.firstname.lastname@example.org"
After this, we will now reconnect the Invoice mailbox, but to Johns AD user
Note that "MXDB01" Will need to be replaced with ypur databse name.
Connect-Mailbox -Identity "Invoice" -Database "MXDB01" -User "John Smith"
Let me know if you need further assistance