Deleted user accidentally; how to restore without wiping out Excha

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by cos-tech, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. cos-tech

    cos-tech Guest

    In SBS 2003 somehow the Domain user template got "transferred" into the
    users group and an actual mobile user (ie, John Testman) became one of
    the templates. Don't know how this happened. I recreated the "Domain
    User" template and it works properly having setup a another test user
    with a different name which I plan to delete later. I then deleted the
    John Testman template from the templates section and this had the
    unfortunate affect of deleting John Testman as a mobile user.

    QUESTION #1: If I reinstall John Testman using the Mobile User template,
    will I have
    access to his original Exchange mailbox again or did it get wiped out
    when I accidentaly deletely him from the Templates section?

    Question #2: Also wondering if anyone know how this
    mysterious transfer between Domain Users and templates ocurred.

    Suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
    cos-tech, Jun 1, 2005
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  2. Is the user actually deleted or just no longer a mobile user?
    If the user is deleted you add a user without the wizard, without a mailbox.
    Run the mailbox cleanup agent and then you can connect his old mailbox back
    to him.

    Then run the permission wizard to add him back to the mobile group


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    Grey Lancaster SBS Rocks MVP], Jun 1, 2005
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  3. cos-tech

    cos-tech Guest

    Thanks for the response Grey. As you were sending in that response which
    should work I was also on the phone with SBS support and John Mina suggested
    running the wizard to add user and not accept "Create Mailbox" method. Then
    went into Exchange and reconnected with the existing mailbox which was still
    there with current emails. Sounds like two slightly different ways to get to
    the same good results.

    Thanks for posting a reply. I had posted this question on a number of
    support sites and you were the only person brave enough to respond. How this
    helps someone else in the future.


    cos-tech, Jun 2, 2005
  4. Glad you got it.
    Another happy SBS'er :)


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