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Create user mailbox in Exchange Server

Create user mailbox in Exchange Server for existing AD users or new users to send and receive emails. Have a read in the course Exchange Server before creating a user mailbox in Exchange Server. In this article, you will learn how to create a user mailbox in Exchange Server.

Note: Do you like to create mailboxes in bulk? Read the article Create bulk mailboxes in Exchange Server with PowerShell.

Create user mailbox in Exchange Server

Sign in to Exchange Admin Center. Click recipients in the feature pane and click the mailboxes tabs. Click the + icon in the toolbar and click on User mailbox.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 add user mailbox

Select Existing user and click Browse to find the user that already is created in Active Directory (AD). If you don’t have the user created in AD, select New user and fill in the fields. That will create a new user in AD, including a mailbox.

Note: When you create a new user mailbox in Exchange, you also create the corresponding Active Directory simultaneously. Or, you can create a new mailbox for an existing Active Directory account that doesn’t have an associated mailbox. This is known as mailbox-enabling an existing user.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 existing user

Select the user and click OK.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 select user

Click More options…

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 more options

If you have more than one database to choose from, click Browse.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 browse mailbox database

In our example, we can choose from two mailbox databases. We like to create the user mailbox in the DB02 mailbox database. Select the database and click OK.

Do you need to create a mailbox database? Read the article create mailbox database Exchange 2016.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 select database

Click Save.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 finish

Have a look at the mailboxes list. The user mailbox is created, that’s great.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 user mailbox created

Add database column

Add the database column if you like to know which database is configured for each mailbox. Click the More … icon. Click Add/Remove columns.

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 add column

Check the checkbox DATABASE. Click OK.

Add database column in Exchange Admin Center

Have a look again in the mailboxes list. This time you will see each mailbox configured in which mailbox database.

Show database column in EAC

I hope that this helped you to create a user mailbox in Exchange Server.

Conclusion

You learned how to create user mailbox in Exchange Server. Start your browser and navigate to Exchange Admin Center (EAC). Create a mailbox for an existing user in Active Directory or create a new user including mailbox direct from EAC. If you have more than one mailbox database, you can select the mailbox database. You can find more information at Microsoft.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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