Exchange mailbox and disabled AD accounts
Posted on 2011-03-01
Something I've always wondered what *should* be the correct answer to :)
I'm running Exchange 2007 SP2 and AD 2008.
Let's say I have a mailbox named Temp1 used by a casual worker. She leaves, so we disable her AD account.
Should I still be able to access her mailbox, assuming I have Full Mailbox access, either via my OWA or my Outlook profile?
Is the only way I can't access this mailbox when I try and actually log in as Temp1?
Secondly, let's say I then deleted the Temp1 AD account using ADUC. I know the Exchange mailbox still lives in the EDB database for another 35 days, but in disconnnected state, am I correct (well it was in E2003)? Should I still be able to access this mailbox now in the same fashion as before?
Thirdly, in either situation, what happens if people email the Temp1 mailbox?
Finally, can email forwarding work when the associated AD account is disabled/deleted?