Exchange 2010 error while creating mailbox -The property value is invalid. The value can't contain leading or trailing whitespace

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I am currently moving mailboxes from old Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 server.
One of the mailboxes did not move with similar message as below.
Therfore I decided to delete and purge it from Exchange 2003 - thinking that I will recreate it leter on on Exchange 2010.

When I try to create mailbox on Exchange 2010 I get following message:

The property value is invalid. The value can't contain leading or trailing whitespace.
Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
Enable-Mailbox -Identity 'mdf.ca/MyBusiness/MDF Users/MDFFAX' -Alias 'MDFFAX' -Database 'Mailbox Database MDF'

Any suggestions how to get rid of this message and create new mailbox?
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Try the following command.
Enable-Mailbox -Identity 'MDFFAX' -Alias 'MDFFAX' -Database 'Mailbox Database MDF'.

 

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Thank you!

here is what I've got after running above command:

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Enable-Mailbox -Identity 'MDFFAX' -Alias 'MDFFAX' -Database 'Mailbox Database MDF'
The property value is invalid. The value can't contain leading or trailing whitespace.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Enable-Mailbox], DataValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CED05001,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.EnableMailbox

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>
Check the alias and display name on the mailbox via ADUC.  Sometimes a leading or trailing space or spaces can cause issues.
Commented:
Deleting the user account to wich the mailbox was to be attached, and recreating it fixed the problem.
Not really a solution , but a fix.

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