?
Solved

Immediate deletion of user's mailbox

Posted on 2006-07-03
2
Medium Priority
?
1,120 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi,

My question is twofold.  Am running Server 2003 and Exchange 2003.  I use GFI Mail Archiver and have exceeded my license limit for mail enabled users.  My 15 day grace period has begun.  I have two or three users that don't need or use email, so I want to delete or disable their mailboxes.

My understanding is that once I delete the mailbox it will still be enabled for 30 days.  Is there anyway I can shorten that period so it will be disabled/deleted before my 15 day grace period ends?  Also, will deleting a user's mailbox have any adverse affects on their account aside from their ability to use any mail functions?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:ckangas7
2 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Exchange_Admin earned 1000 total points
ID: 17033582
In Exchange System Manager go to the properties of the Mailbox Store.
There you can change the deleted item retention time for mailboxes.

You will have to allow the online maintenance to complete after changing this value.

SUGGESTION:
Make sure that you have extracted everything you need from the mailbox.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ckangas7
ID: 17066997
That did the trick.  I knew it had to be something easy.  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Steps to fix error: “Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: HU-DB; Error code: An Active Manager operation fail”
Upgrading from older Exchange server to the latest Exchange server can be tiresome, error-prone and risky, without being a seasoned exchange server administrators. It can become even problematic if you're an organization that runs on tight timeline…
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
Suggested Courses

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question