How To Enable Archive Mailbox On Exchange Server 2013 using PowerShell

In this Exchange Server 2013 article I’ll show you how to enable Archive mailbox for a user and assign a mailbox to it from the Archive database.

Before we start, you need to be aware that archiving is a 3 step process:

1. You need to create a regular mailbox database

2. You need to enable archiving for the user mailbox

3. Assign mailbox to the user on the Archive database

In the article I’ll skip step 1 since it’s too easy.

In the cmdlet below, I’ll enable Archiving on the user mailbox (step 2) and assign mailbox from the Archive database (step 3) In one single cmdlet:

Enable-Mailbox administrator -Archive -ArchiveDatabase archive

When completed the Archive mailbox will appear in Outlook and OWA