How to Mount a Database

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to mount a public folder or mailbox database in a storage group on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


You can mount a database only if the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running.


To use the Exchange Management Console to mount a database

  1. In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  2. In the result pane, select the server on which the database is located.

  3. In the work pane, select the mailbox or public folder database that you want to mount.

  4. In the action pane, click Mount Database.

  5. Verify that the status indicated in the Status column has changed from Dismounted to Mounted.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to mount a database

  • Run the following command:

    Mount-Database "My Database"

    Where My Database is the name of the mailbox database or the public folder database that you want to mount.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Mount-Database reference topic.

For More Information

For more information about Exchange 2007 databases, see Managing Storage Groups and Databases.