How To Use New-MailboxRestoreRequest Cmdlet In Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 Server?

Anuraag Singh ~ Modified: January 12th, 2021 ~ Exchange Server ~ 4 Minutes Reading

The need of Exchange PowerShell New-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet arises when an IT admin or Exchange User have disconnected or soft-deleted mailbox. This command helps them to regain/restore these mailboxes from Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010 Server.

Users can use this cmdlet on Exchange on-premises and cloud-based services. You can use this PowerShell cmdlet to move Exchange data from the disabled mailbox, soft-deleted mailbox, or the mailbox that resides in the “recovery database” into an archive or primary mailbox which is connected.

Use PowerShell New-MailboxRestoreRequest Cmdlet Syntax In Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 Server

Follow the three syntaxes given below to use new mailboxrestorerequest command in MS Exchange Server:

1. Insert the first syntax:

first syntax

2. Write the second syntax:

second syntax

3. Insert the third syntax:

third syntax

New-MailboxRestoreRequest Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010 Rules & Example to Create This Command

# Rule 1: It is necessary to share the MailboxGUID, DisplayName or LegacyDN for all the server mailboxes that is soft-deleted or disconnected.

Example 1: Here, the PowerShell Get-MailboxStatistics command that return or restore the DisconnectReason, DisplayName, LegacyDN, & MailboxGUID for the mailboxes that is disconnected.

ex of new mailboxrestorerequest

This command return the source mailbox with the MailboxGUID on the Exchange mailbox database i.e. “MBD01” with target mailbox with “alisha”.


Example 2: The cmdlet given below regain items from the source mailbox on the database “MBD01” to archive the [email protected] mailbox.

example 2

When the Exchange mailbox move from one database to another the MS Exchange Server doesn’t delete the mailbox from the source database. The mailboxes goes directly into the soft-deleted state. User can restore the mailbox by using the New-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet until the retention period of mailbox expire. After that, the mailbox is permanently deleted.

If users want to hard delete the mailbox from the source database they can do it by using the Remove-StoreMailbox cmdlet.

You can use the Get-MailboxStatistics command against the mailbox database that allow users to view all the mailboxes that is soft deleted. The outcome will be DisconnectReason and SoftDeleted Value.

Note: The Exchange database mailboxes won’t be listed as “disabled” until the Active directory isn’t up to date. To increase the processing speed use the Update-StoreMailboxState command.

Is Using New-MailboxRestoreRequest Cmdlet Helpful?

If you are new to Microsoft Exchange Server environment then it will be very difficult for user to understand the new mailboxrestorerequest PowerShell command because it need technical skill, knowledge and hands-on experience to use the cmdlet. Also it is lengthy and time taking process that waste the users precious time and effort too. Therefore, you can use the alternative solution which makes your work a lot easier and save time.

Use Automated Wizard Recovery Software

Instead of using the new-mailboxrestorerequest cmdlet one can opt the advanced tool ie. SysTools Exchange Server Recovery software that easily recover purged offline/dismounted mailboxes from EDB file. Users can use this recovery manager for Exchange database tool to restore or soft-deleted or disconnected mailboxes with no data loss. To restore all the mailboxes you don’t have to write any command. This utility provides graphical user interface which makes it easy for users to do their task.

Download purchase

Any users (Technical or Non-technical) can use this software. The Quick and Advance scan mode of this tool repair EDB file and mailboxes from corruption without any loss of data. For minimal corrupted Exchange database file use the quick scan and for highly corrupt select advance scan to recover Exchange database file and repair Exchange mailbox.

Also, the advance scanning mode of this tool recovers purged mailboxes and data items from offline/dismounted EDB file. So, now it is easy for users that they can use this option that automatically recover deleted mailbox after retention period. User can extract mailbox from EDB file Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 and various other versions.

This software offers various export options that easily export the healthy as well as recovered Exchange database mailboxes to the Live Exchange Server (2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003), Office 365, and HTML, MBOX, MSG, EML, PDF, PST file format.

The software support various Microsoft Exchange Server versions – 2003 to 2019 and it automatically generates the export report in CSV file format that stores the success and fail count of exported Exchange data.

Key Feature Of Automated Software

  1. Support public and private EDB & STM file
  2. Extract data from offline/dismounted Exchange database file
  3. Preview MS Exchange mailbox items before conversion
  4. Option to decrypt emails from EDB mailboxes in batch
  5. Keep metadata intact and maintains actual folder structure
  6. Dual scan mode option resolve database corruption Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016
  7. Date and Categories filter option export selective Exchange mailbox data items

Bringing It All Together

Now users have complete and detailed information on how to use the new-mailboxrestorerequest cmdlet in Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 Server. Therefore, it is suggested for you to use the alternative solution described in the above section that make your task a lot easier and save time as well as effort too without losing any data.