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By menbere.haile ·
The users Exchange account deleted by mistake and want to restore it for him. I need assistance how to restore individual account from Exchange 5.5 server backup. When I use MS-Mail there is a command line utility that will show which hex number (xxxxxxxxx.mmf) belong to each user where the x is eight-digit hex number. Is there utility that will help me identify what to restore from the backup.

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by billc124 In reply to Restoring Exchange accoun ...

Here is the information about this I could find from Microsoft. It doesn't look like you can recover just one thing which seems pretty stupid to me. Here is what MS Has to Say on this issue. Hope this helps.

The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Exchange Server, versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.5

SUMMARY
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The backup program in Microsoft Exchange Server version 4.0 does not have the capability to back up and restore individual mailboxes. This article describes
how youcan work around this limitation and recover deleted items from backup.

Microsoft Exchange Administrators need to be able to recover an individual item from backup. For example, there may be a need to restore a deleted users mail, or to recover adeleted mail message or a deleted folder. In each of these cases, the only option is to recover the deleted item from a backup.

MORE INFORMATION
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To recover an individual item (mailbox, folder, or message) from a backed up Microsoft Exchange Information Store, follow these steps:

IMPORTANT: Read all of the steps before you start.

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Had to break this into two posts since it is so long. Here is the instructions.

1. Install Microsoft Exchange Server on another computer, and select "Create a New Site".

The same computer name is not required, but must have the same organization and site name as the tape being restored.

2. Using Windows NT Backup, restore the information store and type the alternate
server name for the destination server in the Restore Information dialog box.

3. In the Administrator program, in the Advanced Properties of the Server Object, click the Consistency Adjuster button. Under "the Private Information Store" section of the Operations group box, click "Synchronize with the directory, and create new directory entries for mailboxes thatdo not have a corresponding directory entry". Under the Filter group box, click All
Inconsistencies, and then click OK.

NOTE: You must click OK again to acknowledge the warning dialog box and proceed.

4. Give yourself permission for the mailbox you want to restore from or for any mailbox if you are restoring a public folder.

5. Log on to the server with a Microsoft Exchange Client.

6. To add the Personal Folders service, click Tools, click Services, click Add,
click Personal Folder, and then drag and drop the Public older data to the
.pst file.

7. Log on to an online server with a profile that also points to the .pst file used in the previous step.

8. Move the messages from the .pst file onto the online server.

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Sorry. Here is the last part of that. I hate this size limit thing.

Although this method works with Microsoft Outlook, after you use the method, journal entries are no longer linked to the contact items with which they were created.

To retainthe links between journal and contact entries, restore the entire information store intact. For additional information, click the article number
below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q169824 OL97: Contact's Journal Entries Lost When Importing or Exporting

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Thank you, my question is answerd.

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