Removing an exchanage 2003 mailbox

I am running Exchange on SBS 2003 - I had a distribution group called - this created an email address - I deleted this distribution group as I wanted to create a domain user called businesscentre - When I created the user the email address created was - when I tried to change this it reported not allowed as this email address already exists. I can not see it from the system manger of exchange. I have no idea where the mails for are going. I need to resolve this ASAP.

Thanks in advance

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moduloConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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Hi there

Do you have more than 1 Domain Controller in your network? If so i would check the replication between them to make sure the changes have replicated properly. Replication can take from 15 minutes onwards depending on the schedule you have set. You can force replication by using the 'Active Directory Sites and Services' Snap In.
johncharnockAuthor Commented:
Only one domain controller, it had crossed my mind that the distribution group may need some time to be completely removed from the AD. I will be checking it in the morning. Thanks for the suggestion.

One thing that has occured to me is; I could recreate the Distibution Group and hope that it picks up the original email address, I could then rename the email address to and then delete distribution group. It may work.

johncharnockAuthor Commented:
It turned out there was a user with the same email address, that is why it would not let me create a distrubution group with the same name


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