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Powershell script to disconnect Exchange 2003 mailboxes not working

Posted on 2010-09-17
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I'm using a script that I found at PowerGui.org website but I'm running into problems. I tested the script in a test environment with Exchange 2003 installed on the DC, and the script worked just fine. However, when I run the script from my Win7 machine in my production network to delete mailboxes on my Exchange 2003, I run into problems saying that there was a problem with the "deletemailbox" method. Any idea what I'm missing? I'm including the script and a snapshot of the error message.

http://www.powergui.org/thread.jspa?messageID=33010
$strDCName = "SERVER1"

Import-Csv "c:\myfile.csv" | `
ForEach {
	#$dn = (Get-QADUser -identity $Username | Select-Object dn).dn
	$today = $(Get-Date).ToShortDateString()
	$name = $_.DisplayName
	$dn = (Get-QADUser -Identity $_.NTAccountName | Select-Object DN).dn
	$homeMDB = (Get-QADUser -Identity $_.NTAccountName -IncludedProperties homeMDB | Select-Object homeMDB).homeMDB
	
	$user = [adsi]("LDAP://$strDCName/$dn")

	if ($homeMDB -eq $null) {
		Write-Host "User does not have a mailbox"
		}

	else {
		$user.DeleteMailbox()
		$user.Description = "Disconnected mailbox via script, $today"
		$user.SetInfo()
		Write-Host "Deleted mailbox for $name"
		}
}

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Chris Dent earned 500 total points
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You must have the Exchange 2003 tools installed on the host. This script requires CDOEXM.

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As always, thanks Chris. I'll award you the points as you answered my question...However, what would you suggest to accomplish the same goal without having to install the Exchange 2003 tools? Installing the Exchange 2003 is a bit messy on Windows 7, and I'd like to disconnect mailboxes without having to install them, if possible.
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Thx for the quick reply
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