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AD failure during mailbox move

AD closed while in the middle of a mailbox move. My two questions are: 1. Should I start the move over again or is this still running somewhere in the background and I can't see it or 2. what should I do next?

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peakpeakCommented:
What do you mean by "AD Closed"? Server shut down? Network cable became unavailable? Domain Server became unresponsible?
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dannyhuffmanAuthor Commented:
The window in which the mailbox move was taking place has closed (the task window within AD). No server outage or cable unplugged. I just wasn't sure if it was still running in the background somewhere or if it would hurt anything to kick it off again. wanted to make sure before doing so...
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peakpeakCommented:
I've moved 1000'th of mailboxes, the Activity screen is not supposed to, and have never disappeared ..... Try it from another computer
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peakpeakCommented:
preferrably from the server itself
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dannyhuffmanAuthor Commented:
This doesn't answer the question as to whether there are any issues with starting it over again? I'd rather not crash this person's mailbox by starting a process over again.
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peakpeakCommented:
Move mailbox is a VERY secure process !! Any failure and it'll withdraw
1. Check if the mailbox is intact
2. Export any important issues (ALL)
3. Move
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dannyhuffmanAuthor Commented:
Mailbox is intact.
Message says mailbox already resides there and has been removed and to try again later
checked and there is no mailbox in the new location for this person.
Not able to move the mailbox for this reason. It fails after attempting to move the box.
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peakpeakCommented:
Now:
1. You stated mailbox is intact
2: Where is it?
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dannyhuffmanAuthor Commented:
On the same server it was located on before I tried to move it to the new location.
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peakpeakCommented:
where is it now ( I meant) ?
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peakpeakCommented:
Then EXPORT to a .pst .. BACKUP the .pst and DELETE the account. Create it anew  .. you know the steps to perform
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dannyhuffmanAuthor Commented:
yep
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D_HebsCommented:
If the mailbox does not appear on the server you were attempting to move it to, and the user is able to access all of their folders, then the mailbox move was aborted. You can safely attempt to move it to the new destination server again.

If mailbox DOES appear on both servers, You will need to clean the bad mailbox off of the destination server first. (first verify that your customer is connecting to his old mailbox via the Exchange General tab within ADUC.) You can run  the clean up agent to see if it will show up detatched. If it does, right click it and purge it.  You will then be able to start the mailbox move again.
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