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I installed exchange server 2010 for the first time after the using of exchange server 2003 and now want to create mailbox for the existing users. But I did,nt get any good article from any where. I am confiused to create the mailbox in "Server configuration" or in "recipent configuration,so please help me in this regard.

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You can do this in the GUI under Recipient Configuration > New Mailbox > User Mailbox > Existing User, and choose the user you wish to create the mailbox for.

From the shell: Enable-Mailbox -Database "MyServer\Mailbox Database"

You must be logged in with an account with sufficient privilege to create a mailbox in Exchange.

As an aside, there have been reported issues with the built-in Domain Administrator account and Exchange 2010. If you experience any issues with the built-in account, create a new account with administrative privilege.

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Thanks Mike,dear as I use the exchange server 2010 for the first time and only want to configure mailbox so as there are any more setting or it is enough. – Dawood Said Oct 10 '12 at 5:59
Since this is the first mailbox, I assume you are going to store the data in the default database. In the GUI you can set an alias as well. For a simple exchange configuration, setting up the initial users in the default database should be sufficient. You can always migrate them to another database at a later date. – Mike Oct 10 '12 at 12:01

You can create mailbox in Exchange using Powershell command or using Exchange Management Console (EMC). But, Process is little bit long using EMC. Go though this Microsoft help section >

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