MsExchange Blog Spot Telnet25

January 14, 2014

Create Shared Mailbox Exchange 2010 when and Why !!!

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 12:35 am

We like to create shared mailbox in Exchange 2010 , yet we get the option from GUI

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Open PS

New-Mailbox -Shared -name MeetingsHR  -UserPrincipalName MeetingsHR@ZtekZone.com

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It is Great we have now what we call is Shared mailbox, if you pay attention the icon within GUI has changed for the shared mailbox.

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so what is the purpose of  this shared mailbox and why it is different then the regular mailbox ?

Shared mailbox has Disabled AD account therefore it does not have password ( wont associate with one)  therefore user principle information CANNOT be used by the shared owners to log into this mailbox. Sole Purpose to be used as Shared MB, e-mails , calendar etc..

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Now you have the Shared mailbox you can assign Full MB permissions to users who wish to have access to this mailbox

Add-MailboxPermission MeetingsHR -AccessRights FullAccess -User Casey.Dedeal

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Now for some reason if I want to change the “RecipientTypedetails” for this shared mailbox.

The different Recipient Types you can set:
Regular
Room
Equipment
Shared

get-mailbox  MeetingsHR | Set-Mailbox -Type Regular

him since the account did not have any password we could not convert it as you can see so we need to set proper password for the account

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Lets do that

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Try again

get-mailbox  MeetingsHR | Set-Mailbox -Type Regular

Now it is set to ne UserMailbox

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So what happens if I set regular user mailbox to shared MB ?

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Get-Mailbox *dedeal* | fl name,*recipient*

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Nice now my account says it is shared mailbox, so what happen to my AD account ?

As you can guess it is disabled

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happy playing….

Best regards,
Oz Casey , Dedeal
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
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