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What are best practices to delete mailbox store / storage group in Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise?

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I have a storage group containing three old mailbox stores that I'd like to get rid of. Each store only contains the SMTP box and SystemMailbox box.

What is the best way to go about this? Is it as simple as dismounting the stores and deleting?
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Yes, empty all mailboxes, dismount and delete.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996441%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
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please do the following with the first storage group system attendent mailbox
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/exchangesvradmin/thread/d308740b-7a79-4e7c-806a-8959c31131c4 
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Thanks for the quick responses. First storage group was not involved.
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