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Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016

Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 for existing AD users or new users to send and receive emails. Have a read in the topic Exchange 2016, before you start to create user mailbox in Exchange 2016. In this article, you will learn how to create user mailbox in Exchange 2016.

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Create user mailbox in Exchange 2016 with Exchange Admin Center

Log in to the Exchange Admin Center. Click recipients in the feature pane and click the mailboxes tabs. Click the + icon and click 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. This will create a new user in AD including a mailbox.

When you create a new user mailbox in Exchange, you also create the corresponding Active Directory user at the same time. 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 have two mailbox databases to choose from. We like to create the user mailbox in the DB02 mailbox database. Select the database and click OK.

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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 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.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to create user mailbox in Exchange 2016. 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 are able to select the mailbox database. More information can be found at Microsoft. Did you enjoy this article? You may also like the article Move mail queue Exchange 2016 to another location. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

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