How do I permenantly delete a mailbox in microsoft exchange 2003?

Posted on 2009-06-30
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How do I permenantly delete a mailbox in microsoft exchange 2003?
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To move or delete an Exchange Mailbox, to configure Exchange Features or to remove Exchange Attributes, right click the Active Directory User Account in Active Directory Users and Computers and select Exchange Tasks.
When you accidentally delete a Mailbox from Exchange, you can easily recovery the Mailbox when you have the Keep Deleted Mailboxes for XX days configured. The default value is 30 (days).
Go to Mailboxes and right click Run Cleanup Agent. After the process has finished the deleted mailbox will be displayed with a red button. When you right click the Mailbox you can select Reconnect or Purge from the context menu
When you click Purge the Mailbox will be deleted
Taken from http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Mailbox-Management.html
PS: Read the title Mailbox Management in the link above
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Once the solution has been verfied...Make sure that this question is closed out unlike the previous questions that you have yet to close out even after solutions being posted

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I will close them out. I was able to delete the mailbox. However, my exchange server only has one volume which is the Cdrive where the OS is stored. The C drive only has 200MB left. The mailbox I deleted was 12GB. How can I gain the space back on C?
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The scope of this question was how to delete a mailbox, and the solution has been posted and you have been able to successfully implement the same.
For the next query of how to gain space back on the root drive, post another question.

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I was able to delete the mailbox. Thanks

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