Convert a Linked Mailbox to a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft Exchange 2010

Sometimes, you may need to convert a linked mailbox to a shared one. A linked mailbox is a mailbox that is accessed by a user in a separate, trusted forest. You cannot convert it directly to a shared mailbox. First convert it to a usual user mailbox and then to a shared one. You cannot convert it via Exchange Management Console (EMC) gui, so open up an Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and type in:

Set-User -Identity <e-mail address> -LinkedMasterAccount $null

and then

Set-Mailbox <Mailbox Name> -Type shared

and finally give the appropriate permissions to the user

Add-MailboxPermission <Mailbox Name> -User "<domain\username>" -AccessRights FullAccess

Add-ADPermission Research -User "<domain\username>" -ExtendedRights Send-As

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