Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-11
A shared mailbox is a type of user mailbox that doesn’t have its own user name and password, so users can’t log on to it directly. This topic describes how to use the Exchange Management Shell to convert a user mailbox into a shared mailbox.
To learn more about shared mailboxes, see Shared Mailboxes.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"User mailbox" entry in the Recipients
- You can’t perform this procedure in the Exchange Administration
Center (EAC). You must use the Shell.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
Use the Shell to convert a user mailbox to a shared mailbox
This example converts the user mailbox MarketingDepartment@contoso.com to a shared mailbox.
Set-Mailbox -Identity MarketingDepartment@contoso.com -Type Shared
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-Mailbox.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you have successfully converted the mailbox, run the following Shell command:
Get-Mailbox -Identity MarketingDepartment@contoso.com | Format-List RecipientTypeDetails
The value for RecipientTypeDetails should be SharedMailbox.
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-Mailbox.