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New Mailbox Wizard > Introduction Page

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-19

Use the New Mailbox wizard to create a new mailbox in your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization. An Exchange 2007 mailbox is a combination of an Active Directory directory service user object that has mailbox attributes and the associated mailbox data that is stored in the mailbox database. You can use the new mailbox for a user or for resources such as meeting rooms and equipment.

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You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to create a new mailbox. For more information, see New-Mailbox.

If you want to create a mailbox for a new user, you can only use this wizard to create one mailbox at a time. However, if you want to create mailboxes for existing users, you can use this wizard to create mailboxes for multiple users as well.

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If you create mailboxes for multiple existing users, you must create mailboxes of the same type.
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You cannot create linked mailboxes for multiple existing users. You can only use this wizard to create one linked mailbox at a time.

Use this page to specify the mailbox type. Select one of the following types.

User Mailbox
  • Click this button to create a mailbox that is owned by a user to send and receive e-mail messages. User mailboxes cannot be used for resource scheduling.
  • The Active Directory account that is associated with user mailboxes must reside in the same forest as the Exchange server. To use an account in a trusted forest, select Linked Mailbox.
Room Mailbox
  • Click this button to create a mailbox that will be used as a location resource for scheduling meetings. Room mailboxes can be included in meeting requests as resources and can be configured to automatically process incoming requests.
  • If you create a new user account for the room mailbox in Active Directory, it will be disabled. If you plan to associate the new room mailbox with an existing account, you must select a disabled account.
Equipment Mailbox
  • Click this button to create a mailbox that will be used as a resource for scheduling meetings. Equipment mailboxes can be included in meeting requests as resources and can be configured to automatically process incoming requests.
  • As a best practice, create mailboxes for shared meeting equipment, such as projectors or audio equipment, which can be moved to different meeting rooms.
  • If you create a new user account for the equipment mailbox in Active Directory, it will be disabled. If you plan to associate the new equipment mailbox with an existing account, you must select a disabled account.
Linked Mailbox
  • Click this button to create a user mailbox that is accessed by a user in a separate, trusted forest. You must still create a user account in the forest in which Exchange Server resides. This is required to create the necessary Active Directory object for storing the mailbox information.
  • Linked mailboxes may be necessary for organizations that choose to deploy Exchange in a resource forest. The resource forest scenario allows an organization to centralize Exchange in a single forest, while allowing access to the Exchange organization with user accounts in one or more trusted forests.
  • To learn more about the resource forest scenario and other complex Exchange deployments, see Planning for a Complex Exchange Organization.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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