Enterprise IT administrators manage the email accounts of every one working in an organization via Microsoft Exchange server. In the process, they are required to deal with inevitable crashes that might lead to deletion of email accounts. There are a few simple ways to recover lost email accounts and the data stored within them. Here are a few simple tips to salvage lost mailboxes.
While managing Microsoft Exchange server, IT managers are required to use exchange recovery tools that allow them to retrieve mailboxes lost during an unprecedented crash and restore them. Exchange server is responsible for managing an organization’s communications in a cost effective and secure manner. Apart from managing email accounts, Exchange is also used by employees to create calenders, contact list and keeping track of the tasks assigned to them. Exchange server also offers data storage services. When Exchange crashes, some mail accounts get removed and deleted from the server, making all the vital email and related data inaccessible. Third party software like DataNumen Exchange Recovery can also be used to recover deleted Exchange server files. Administrative features available to IT regulators of an organisation, allow them to deal with such crashes and put the email accounts back online as well. Exchange recovery options come with Microsoft Exchange server management tools, that salvage mail accounts in a few simple steps. First and foremost, an IT administrator would need to open the Exchange Management Console on the main server PC. If the ‘Display Administrative Groups’ option has been enabled, then the administrator will be able to view a list of all the Administrative Groups running on the sever, on the left side of the window. The IT manager would then need to double click on the administrative group in which the deleted mailbox resides. Now, the method of individually salvaging mailboxes is advisable only when they are in manageable numbers. If the crash has affected a huge number of mailboxes, then group restoring options are also available. After double-clicking on the relevant administrative group, the administrator can proceed by opening the ‘Severs’ tab on the window and double-clicking on the name of the Exchange server in which the mailbox is located. The Exchange server tab opens a list of Storage groups that contain the names of all the mailboxes that are hosted on the server. Expand the Mailbox directory that resides on the page and right click on the entry named ‘Mailboxes’. Select the ‘Run Clean-up Agent’ option, which will then open a new window containing the list of recently deleted mailboxes. Locate the mailbox that needs to be restored, right-click on it to select the ‘Reconnect’ option. This will salvage the mailbox that was previously deleted. All the recently deleted mailboxes are stored within the server for a specified amount of time, so it is advisable to perform the restoring within hours of experiencing a crash. In order to link the salvaged mailbox, the administrator would need to access the Microsoft Active Directory directory and select the username which is to be linked with the mailbox. Exchange recovery tools, like Microsoft Exchange management tools, help recover the lost exchange mailboxes, in an efficient, time-saving manner. Even if the retention settings for deleted mailboxes are not configured or if the deleted mailbox on the server has expired, Microsoft Exchange System manager is capable of restoring the mailbox in an alternate server or to a specified recovery server.