User mailboxes in Exchange are associated with real users, with one mailbox for each. Each mailbox has an associated Active Directory account that gives the user access to the mailbox for sending and receiving email messages and create tasks and appointments.
So, when administrators create a new user mailbox in Exchange, they also create a corresponding Active Directory user at the same time. Now, there are multiple methods to create user mailboxes in Exchange.
In this article, we will discuss the methods to create a new user mailbox in Exchange. But, there are some points that you need to know before creating user mailboxes in Exchange.
There are generally two ways to create user mailboxes in Exchange – using EAC and Exchange Management Shell. Let’s have a look at both these methods:
Method 1 – Using EAC to Create a User Mailbox
To create a new user mailbox, follow the below steps:
Note: The options marked with (*) are required to be filled.
After configuring the user mailbox settings, you can click Save. The user mailbox has been created successfully.
Method 2 – Using Exchange Management Shell
Exchange Management Shell is another viable option to create user mailboxes in Exchange Server. It involves using various commands to create a new user mailbox.
The parameters required to create a new user mailbox with the Exchange Management Shell are as follows:
Apart from these, there are some optional parameters as well.
These are the easiest methods to create a new user mailbox in the Exchange environment. After creating the new user mailbox, you can verify whether it’s created or not by going to EAC or EMS.
How to create a new user mailbox at the time of migration?
During Exchange migrations, administrators will have to create new user mailboxes in the destination Exchange Server. Exchange Server Recovery is an efficient tool that allows you to create a new user mailbox in a live Exchange environment. However, you’ll need to install Exchange Management tools on your system to create a new mailbox with Exchange Server recovery. Also, you’ll need an administrator right to perform this procedure.
Note: The software doesn’t allow creating user mailboxes in Office 365. You can create a user mailbox in any Exchange Server version even if it is not added as a destination in the tool.
Now, follow the below steps to create a user mailbox with Exchange Server Recovery tool.
Note: By default, a preconfigured password will appear for the new user. It’s strongly recommended to change the passwords to follow the regulatory compliances.
This is one of the simplest and hassle-free methods to create new user mailboxes in Exchange Server during migration.
Every organization that uses Exchange Server needs to create new user mailboxes for the employees so that they can communicate and collaborate more effectively. Sometimes they have to new mailboxes during an Exchange migration too. So, you can use Exchange Server Recovery – an efficient tool that allows you to create new user mailboxes in bulk.