I am harry brelsford, author of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best PRactices (aka purple book) and each day I post up a snipped from the book fro your reading pleasure. I hope to do this until SBS 2008 ships and beyond!
Today is a snippet on recovering deleted e-mail.
Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation www.smbnation.com
Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP
PS – did u know I host an annual conference in Seattle each october for SBSers and SMB consultants? This year we help launch SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server (EBS) between October 4-6!
Recovering Deleted E-mail
Now go ahead and give the deleted e-mail capability a test with this procedure. Note that there is great business value in this ability to rapidly recover individual pieces of e-mail (instead of relying on an Information Store-level restore via the native backup program).
1 Log on as NormH at PRESIDENT with the password Purple3300.
2 Launch Outlook 2003 from Start, E-mail.
3 Delete an e-mail from the Inbox (this could be the “Ideas for forthcoming Dog Shows” message that you created in Chapter 6).
4 Right-click Deleted Items and select Empty “Deleted Items” Folder. Click Yes on the Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box that appears. The e-mail is now gone.
5 With Deleted Items still highlighted, select Recover Deleted Items under the Tools menu.
6 Highlight the e-mail you just deleted beneath Subject in the Recover Deleted Items From – Deleted Items dialog box that appears.
7 Click the Recover Selected Items icon (yellow e-mail message with blue arrow on toolbar).
8 Notice the e-mail has been recovered to the Deleted Items folder. You could now copy it back to the Inbox.
9 Isn’t that cool! It will save you HOURS as your manage your SBS 2003 network.