Exchange 2007 Employee Termination

What is the correct way to disable accounts with the New Exchange 2007 environment.

With Exchange 2003 and Active Directory so closely integrated, it was as easy as going into AD and disabling the user. With 2007, disabling the user in AD does nothing to the Exchange Mailbox. Should I Disable the mailbox in EMC 2007?

Next time, should I start with EMC 2007, disable the Mailbox 1st, will that automatically disable the account in AD?

What is the best way to disable accounts with the new Exchange 2007 environment?
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zelron22Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Disabling a mailbox in Exchange 2007 will not disable a user.

As far as the best way to go about it, it depends on what you want to happen.  Do you want to give other users (perhaps the terminated employee's manager) access to the box.  Do you want to forward mail?  Assign the email address to another user?  What do you want to happen when an email is sent to the user's address?

pzozulkaAuthor Commented:
For now, there will be no reassignment. A replacement employee will be here soon, but for now no Manager or anyone else needs access to the terminated employee's account. All emails should continue to arrive to the user's mailbox. No bounce back messages of any kind.
I don't disable accounts.
Change the password to something else and then hide it from the GAL. That will ensure email flows without any NDRs.

pzozulkaAuthor Commented:
What about when you need to eventually delete the account? What is the best procedure for that? Through AD or through EMC 2007? If both, which one first?
MesthaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use EMC for removing the account.

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