Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 891
  • Last Modified:

Remove Exchange Account but not Active Directory

When I go into the Exchange Management console to remove an account, this automatically removes the Active Directory account associated with the mailbox.  I would like to remove the mailboxes to free up some licensing since the users never check their email, but would like to maintain their Active Directory account.  What is the easiest way to go about this without removing everything at once and having to rebuild the AD accounts?
0
CMCITD
Asked:
CMCITD
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Alan HardistyCommented:
In Exchange 2003 - in AD Users & Computers - right-click the account, select Exchange Tasks - Next - Delete Mailbox.

In Exchange 2007 / 2010 - In the Exchange Management Console, select Recipient Configuration> Mailbox> Relevant Mailbox - In the tasks pane - select Disable.
0
 
AkhaterCommented:
you should select DISABLE and not DELETE, delete will also remove the AD account disable will only remove the mailbox
0
 
AkhaterCommented:
ok sorry i didn't refesh

cheers
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now