adclean generates duplicates in 5.5 gal
Posted on 2005-03-27
I'm moving mailboxes from several 5.5 Exchange servers to a 2K3 one.
Exchange servers are in different sites within the same organization. The 2K3 one is in another administrative group.
There is also a 2K3 Exchange server member of a 5.5 site and running adc.
For a couple of mailboxes, things didn't go well.The mailbox has been moved, but there are now 2 entries in my 5.5 gal. One for the moved mailbox (2K3 mailbox attached to a 2K3 windows account), and a phantom one (2K3 mailbox attahced to a nt4 account).
The nt4 account has been moved through admt with no error.
I guess that there must be a problem with adclean and adc. Adclean has been launched after the mailbox has been moved. As far as I understand hiw it works, it removes Exchange attributes from the disabled ad account, put these attributes to the fresh 2K3 account, then delete the disabled account.
It seems that adc sometimes can't replicate the deletion of the disabled account.
So the gal has either the 2K3 account and the disabled one.
My problem is that I can't remove this entry from the 5.5 gal. Moreover, both entries have the same email address. The user can no longer receive emails from outside.
This is a curious but extremely awkward issue that I can't reproduce. I had to stop the migration. I first need to know how I can remove duplicates from the gal and understand how they are generated.
Thanks in advance for any help.