Delete Default Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

When you install Exchange 2016, a default mailbox database is created automatically. This database is created in default Exchange installation location. The default mailbox database name is automatically created which doesn’t meet any naming convention. So you have few options to get the mailbox database name right. First, you can rename the database which is […]

Convert User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox

Shared mailbox is a mailbox which is accessed by multiple users at the same time. You can accomplish this by creating a shared mailbox or by creating a user mailbox. You can use user mailbox as shared mailbox by providing required permission to multiple users to access the mailbox. Email addresses like info, can […]

Restore Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a critical part of Exchange infrastructure. Sometimes mailbox database can get corrupted for some reason. For Exchange admin it can be a nightmare when mailbox database fails. There are different ways to recover mailbox database. You can recover the volume where databases are stored or you can recover single database instead of recovering all available database. Similarly, you also […]

Create Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a major component of Exchange 2016. Exchange mailbox database is .edb file that contains data, data definitions, checksums, flags and other information that make up mailboxes. It is the .edb database file where all the mailboxes are stored. Exchange uses Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) as it’s database engine. When emails comes into Exchange server, […]

Create Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2016

After installing and configuring Exchange 2016, you can create different types of recipients. There are different types of mailbox recipients in Exchange 2016. They are User mailbox, shared mailbox, linked mailbox and resource mailbox. Shared mailbox can be used to read and reply emails of same mailbox by multiple user. For example,,, etc. In shared […]

Create User Mailbox in Exchange 2016

Recipients are heart of Microsoft Exchange server. There are different types of recipient in Exchange 2016 and mailboxes are the ones mostly used. After installing Exchange 2016, you can create user mailboxes which is one of the most commonly used mailbox type. In this post, I will show steps to create user mailbox in Exchange 2016. User mailbox is […]