removing disconnected mailboxes in exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have space issue I need to remove a number of disconnected mailboxes however I'm not having any luck.  any ideas?
Question by:Codedtech412
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    Expert Comment

    you need to set the deleted mailbox retention time on the database(s) to 0 days
    then you need to wait for online maintenance to run to clear the space

    Author Comment

    Maybe a silly question but how do you change mailbox retention times
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    Accepted Solution

    this is a property of the mailbox database
    Set-MailboxDatabase DbName -MailboxRetention 0.00:00:00

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