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I cannot remove Exchange as it says I have users and I don't have any users on the server.  I have looked all over the place....  Any ideas

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I am trying to remove Exchange and cannot.  It says I have mailboxes and I do not have any.  Any advice?
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by:Harkins
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Are you basing no mailboxes on the fact you have removed them from all users in Active Directory? If so, take a look at the mailboxes container is Exchange System Manager. Two system mailboxes are created for each mailbox store which also need to be removed.
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by:jcontreras1
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You are not able to delete those in ADSIEDIT or in ESM.  There is the SMTP mbx, System Attendant and a SystemMailbox
 
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by:Harkins
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Yes that is correct, what I meant to say was delete the mailbox store rather than the mailboxes.
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by:jcontreras1
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I'll give that a shot.  Is this skatboarder Harkins from ADSK (awhile back)
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Nope lol
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Ok.  I worked with a Harkins at Autodesk and that is who I was thinking this was.  Giving it a shot now.  I dismounted the store, renamed the db and stm file, created a new one and the SMTP mbx disappeared.  
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by:jcontreras1
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And that didn't work.  There is nothing on this server.  No mbx's and no pub.
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Do a search/query in AD and display the users mailbox location in the view, then see if any users still have a mailbox associated with thier account.

I had this exact same problem myself, just can remember what I did to fix it now!
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by:jcontreras1
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Yeah.  found it...  mail enabled objects...  grrr....
 
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Good stuff!
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