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Dismount a Database

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Exchange Management Console or the Shell to dismount a mailbox database on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server role installed.

Looking for other management tasks related to mailbox databases? Check out Managing Mailbox Databases.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Database permissions" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.
  2. In the result pane, select the server on which the mailbox or public folder database is located.
  3. In the work pane, select the database that you want to dismount.
  4. In the action pane, click Dismount Database.
  5. A warning appears asking if you want to dismount the database. Click Yes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Database permissions" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example uses the Dismount-Database command to dismount the database MyDatabase.

Dismount-Database "MyDatabase"
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You can dismount a database only if the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running.
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