Step 7 - Use Exchange System Manager to Create Linked Mailbox

Published: December 23, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

In this step we use the Exchange Management console to create a linked mailbox for the user we just migrated. A linked mailbox is a mailbox that is associated with an external account.

The following steps show how to use Exchange Management Console to create a linked mailbox.

  1. Log on to RES-DC.resource.fabrikam.net as Administrator

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and click Exchange Management Console.

  3. In the Exchange Management Console, expand Recipient Configuration, and click Mailbox.

  4. On the right, in the Actions pane, click New Mailbox to start the New Mailbox wizard.

  5. On the Introduction screen, select Linked Mailbox and click Next.

  6. On the User Type screen, select Existing users and click Browse. This will bring up the Select User – resource.fabrikam.net dialog box.

  7. On the Select User – resource.fabrikam.net screen, select Britta Simon and click OK. This will close the Select User – resource.fabrikam.net dialog box.

  8. On the User Type screen, click Next.

  9. On the Mailbox Settings screen, under Alias enter bsimon.

  10. On the Mailbox Settings screen, under Mailbox database click Browse. This will bring up the Select Mailbox Database screen.

  11. On the Select Mailbox Database screen, select the database that appears and click OK. . This will close the Select Mailbox Database screen.

  12. On the Mailbox Settings screen, click Next.

  13. On the Master Account screen, under Trusted forest or domain click Browse. This will bring up the Select Trusted Forest or Domain dialog box.

  14. On the Select Trusted Forest or Domain screen, select corp.fabrikam.com and click OK. This will close the Select Trusted Forest or Domain dialog box.

  15. On the Master Account screen, under Linked domain controller click Browse. This will bring up the Select Global Catalog dialog box.

  16. On the Select Global Catalog screen, select ACC-DC.corp.fabrikam.com and click OK. This will close the Select Global Catalog dialog box.

  17. On the Master Account screen, under Linked master account click Browse. This will bring up the Select User dialog box.

  18. On the Select User screen, select Britta Simon and click OK. This will close the Select User dialog box.

  19. On the Master Account screen, click Next.

  20. On the New Mailbox screen, review the summary and click New.

  21. On the Completion screen, verify that it was successful and click Finish.

  22. Close Exchange Management Console.

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