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I created a user, however I made a mistake and deleted the user.
The user doesn't apear in my user list however if I try to recreate the user, I get a message: user already exists.
What can I do since I want this particular name.
Thanks for the feedback.
Just letting you know that the problem was resolved and the user is now a fully licenced user. Thanks for all the help.
Although I couldn't directly use the user after I followed your earlier instructions. After a few minutes hower I could. Great stuff!
David, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I understand you have an issuing re-creating a deleted user. When you attempt to create the user, you will get an error message. If I have misunderstood anything, please feel free to let me know.
In order to troubleshoot your issue, I would like to collect some information.
1.Did you do all of the operation in Microsoft Online Portal (MOP)? If not, did you do that in Exchange Control Panel (ECP)?
2.Can you see deleted user in ECP?
If you delete a user in MOP, in generally, the change will become effective immediately. But the change may take a few times to sync between the servers. Can you try to create the user again after wait about a few minutes?
You can also use PowerShell to manage the users of Office 365. You can follow the steps to check whether the user still exists.
1.Use PowerShell to connect Office 365. You can refer to the following link.
2.Run the Cmdlet to check whether the user is still exists.
get-msoluser –UserPrincipalName username
3.If the user is not existed, you can use the Cmdlet to create new user.
New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName firstname.lastname@example.org -DisplayName "DisplayName" -FirstName "First" -LastName "Last" -UsageLocation "US"
If the issue still persists, please capture the error message and post the screen shoot to this thread.
All operations where done from within MOP
I have never used ECP
I will try to have a look at powershell
Thanks for your update.
If you have any progress on this issue, please feel free to post in this thread.
New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName rweisz@weiszwatches -DisplayName "Ronen Weisz" -FirstName "Ronen" -LastName "Weisz" -UsageLocation "NL"
To succesfully rerecreate my user and I can see him in my admin panel, however when I try to add the licenses to this user and press save, I get a complained that the user already exists.
PS I tried also:
PS C:\> Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName email@example.com -AddLicenses "weiszwatch:LITEPACK"
Set-MsolUserLicense : Uniqueness violation. Property: ProxyAddresses.
At line:1 char:20
+ Set-MsolUserLicense <<<< -UserPrincipalName firstname.lastname@example.org -AddLicenses "weiszwatch:LITEPACK"
+ CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Set-MsolUserLicense], MicrosoftOnlineException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.UniquenessValidationException,Microsoft.Online.
Based on your deception, there is a user in your organization using email@example.com as Proxy address.
Please Log into Microsoft Online Portal using Administrator, click Manage under Exchange on Admin Page.
Click user’s name and check E-mail Option setting. Then remove firstname.lastname@example.org.
You were indeed right, the address did exist.
Is there a delay before I can reuse this adress?
Thanks in advance
No, once you remove the existing email address from Office 365, you should be able to reuse it.
You receive the following error message in the Office 365 portal: "A user with this name already exists. Use a different name."
Thanks for your update. And I'm glad to see that you have resolved this issue on your side.
If you have any other questions when using Office 365 in the future, please feel free to post them in the forum.
I understand it has been a long time and you might not even monitoring it, still i'd like to take my chance
I'm experiencing the exact problem while trying to set-msolunserlicence to an existing account that i've just created. I get the following error in PS:
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName "email@example.com"
+ CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Set-MsolUserLicense], Mic
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.Uniqu
We're Using Office 365 and from the GUI also i get the error: Sorry user already exists.
I could Not find the menu you described in your previous advice from the new Office 365 Interface.
Would you mind pointing me out to the right direction to solve my problem?