Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-20

This topic describes how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to start a clustered mailbox server in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment. Starting a clustered mailbox server makes data on it available to users and other servers.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the clustered mailbox server that is being started. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

It is not necessary to run this task from the node hosting the clustered mailbox server.


To use the Exchange Management Console to start a clustered mailbox server

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. Expand Server Configuration, and then select Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, right-click the clustered mailbox server to be started and select Manage Clustered Mailbox Server.

  4. The Manage Clustered Mailbox Server Wizard starts. On the Introduction page, in the Management Action area, select Start the clustered mailbox server, and then click Next.

  5. On the Progress page, click Start to bring the clustered mailbox server online.

  6. After the clustered mailbox server has been successfully brought online, the Completion page appears. Click Finish to close the wizard.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to start a clustered mailbox server

  • Run the following command:

    Copy Code
    Start-ClusteredMailboxServer -Identity <Name>

    The task produces the Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus cmdlet output when it completes. This output indicates the state of all services on the clustered mailbox server.

The Start-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet does not complete until the services associated with the clustered mailbox server have reached a final state, for example, failed or started (online).

For More Information

For more information about the Start-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet, see Start-ClusteredMailboxServer.

For more information about the Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus cmdlet, see Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus.