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Exchange 2010 delete-mailbox

I have a user, whose mailbox I want to delete.  They are still in Active Directory and have an external mail box for their SMTP address and have no need for a mail box on our server.  The user is not found in exchange system manager.  using delete-mailbox tells me the user isnt listed in active directory. I see the user in AD Users and computers.  How can I delete this mailbox and not the user from AD?
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
In Exchange 2010, You need to Select Disable. This removes the Exchange attributes from the AD account and marks the mailbox for deletion.

But if you select "Remove", it will going to delete both the mailbox and the AD account connected to this mailbox.

As you still new the AD account. Disable is your option
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Ignore typo error. It is

As you still need the AD account. Disable is your option
If you can't find the mailbox in the EMC and remove-mailbox tells you the object can't be found, did this user have a mailbox to begin with? Seems like it already doesn't exist?
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