How to Move a Resource Mailbox

Exchange 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-20

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console to move a resource mailbox. You can also use the Move Mailbox wizard in the Exchange Management Console to move a resource mailbox to a destination in the same forest. For more information about moving mailboxes, see Moving Mailboxes.

A resource mailbox is a mailbox that represents conference rooms and company equipment. Resource mailboxes are used for conference room or equipment scheduling. The user account that is associated with a resource mailbox is disabled.

To run the Move-Mailbox cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Also, before you perform the procedures in this topic, be aware of the following:

  • The Move-Mailbox cmdlet can be used to move a resource mailbox between servers within an organization. This move might be useful during hardware or software upgrades.

  • Moving a resource mailbox from a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server server in one forest to an Exchange Server 2007 server in another forest is not supported.

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, click the mailboxes that you want to move.

  4. In the action pane, click Move Mailbox.

  5. In the Move Mailbox wizard, on the Introduction page, select the server, storage group, and mailbox database to where you want to move the mailbox, and then click Next.

  6. On the Move Options page, select an option for handling corrupted messages in a mailbox, and then click Next.

  7. On the Move Schedule page, specify when the move should occur, and then click Next.

  8. On the Move Mailbox page, review the summary to confirm the mailbox move, and then click Move.

  9. On the Completion page, click Finish.

  • Run the following command:

    Move-Mailbox ConferenceRoom1 -TargetDatabase NewMailboxDatabase

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Move-Mailbox reference topic.

For more information about moving mailboxes, see Moving Mailboxes.