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How do we manually clear the accounts that are in a tombstone status on Exchange 5.5 Sp4?
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Greetings sarabett,
I don't believe you can force it...

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Garbage collection interval minimum is every 6 hours
Tombstone lifetime minimum is 2 days.<<
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=222647

>>When an object is deactivated and marked for deletion from the Exchange directory, it becomes a tombstone entry. Because this is considered to be a change on the local directory, it is replicated to all other servers. Before being deleted, tombstone objects are kept for 30 days (the default) to leave enough time for the deleted object to be replicated throughout the organization. After 30 days, each Exchange server will expunge tombstoned entries, which does not involve additional replication.<<ref: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/55/plan/chapt04.mspx

~sirbounty
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by:sarabett
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Thanks a lot for the advice - we have set the tombstone lifetime to 2 days and await the results.

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by:sarabett
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This question can be closed now - we had to find another way of sorting out our Exchange database more quickly as the server was about to grind to a halt due to lack of disk space. So we hastily moved all the users off the server, deleted the private IS database and started again.

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Please see http:help.jsp#hs5 for your options on closing this question.  Thanx
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