How to recreate health mailboxes in Exchange 2013?
A new type of mailbox that is available in Exchange 2013 is the health mailbox and is used for monitoring the server itself.
Running Get-Mailbox –Monitoring will list all the health mailboxes in your 2013 organization.
There will be two health mailboxes created for every mailbox database – one is used for mailbox and the other for public folder.
I had to recreate these mailboxes for fixing the issue of health manager service not starting automatically. So, how to get the job done?
The health mailboxes account will be listed in ADDomain.Local/Microsoft Exchange System Objects/Monitoring Mailboxes. In my case it is HOWLYNCWORKS.LAB/Microsoft Exchange System Objects/Monitoring Mailboxes.
Select all accounts and delete them!
Restart the Exchange Health Manager service or the server itself. The service will recreate the health mailboxes it requires (give it a minute). If you have more than one mailbox server and you deleted all health mailbox accounts from AD, restart the same service on all the mailbox servers for it to be re-created.
And yes, the health mailboxes are back.
But no, they don’t have the same name as the deleted ones ;)