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Convert a Mailbox

Exchange Online

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-08

Converting a mailbox to a different type of mailbox is very similar to the experience in Exchange 2010. You must still use the Set-Mailbox cmdlet in the Shell to do the conversion.

You can convert the following mailboxes from one type to another:

  • User mailbox to resource mailbox

  • Shared mailbox to user mailbox

  • Shared mailbox to resource mailbox

  • Resource mailbox to user mailbox

  • Resource mailbox to shared mailbox

Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Recipient Provisioning Permissions" section in the Recipients Permissions topic.

This example converts the shared mailbox, MarketingDept1 to a user mailbox.

Set-Mailbox MarketingDept1 -Type Regular

You can use the following values for the Type parameter:

  • Regular

  • Room

  • Equipment

  • Shared

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-Mailbox.

To verify that you have successfully converted the mailbox, run the following Shell command:

Get-Mailbox -Identity MarketingDept1 | Format-List RecipientTypeDetails

The value for RecipientTypeDetails should be UserMailbox.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-Mailbox.

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.
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