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Reduce database size on exchange 2003 enterprise

I have an exchange system, with 5 servers, one of the original servers has small drives that I need to replace

I have moved all of the mailboxes from the information stores.
the  information store shows 70GB, but has no mailboxes in it
I have run the mailbox maintenance
I have added the registry key for background cleanup
I have run the eseutil /d, with most of the options
I have changed the deleted item retention to 0
I have forced the maintenace time to custom
The 1221 shows no free space will be created
I have run isinteg
The only note I can find on the web, says just to delete the store, I am leary of this, thinking that other linked items could be kept in that store.
I have run the eseutil /ms, and it shows that data is in there and linked.

Any ideas ?
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Defrag the exchange database so the size will reduce

eseutil /d /p "c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\mailbox store.edb" /t"d:\tempdfg.edb"


Reference  :-http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804
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You will notice that I mentioned that in the question. That has not made a difference.
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I am worried about the eseutil /ms, and the links that it shows are active.

Is there any way to verify the links, or clean the orphans ?.

Have you run the mailbox cleanup agent? Are there any disconnected mailboxes?
Thank you Sarithvs,
 I had looked at the one before andtried that but no change.
Hello demazter,
 I had run the cleanup agent.

Only 1 user is listed in the mailbox, the smtp user, everything else is blank.
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Ok,
 I am going to try it and do some testing.
The key is that exchange will not let you delete the store if a user is attached, I had 2 wait a couple of days for the managment process to finish cleaning it up.

Thank you for everyone's help.