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I login to my Exchange 2010 server and go to "Recipient Configuration: and select a user - for instance "Brian Agner".  I select the "New Local Move Request" and it shows it going through the motions of moving this mailbox, and  states that it has completed sucessfully.  When I am finished I close out of Exchange Management Console and then re=open it back up.  I chek the properties and it states that it is still on the old 2003 Server.  Why?  Thank you!
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by:Netflo
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Hi,

It's most probably a large mailbox and still moving or simply queued.

You can check the status of the move request via EMS:
Get-MoveRequest -Identity 'brian@domain.com'

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or via EMC -> Recipient Config -> Move Request.

See the following links for further reading: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876924(EXCHG.140).aspx
http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2009/08/mailbox-move-in-exchange-2010.html

Hope this helps.



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PoserShell showed that the mailbox showed that it failed so I tried to move the mailbox from PowerShell and I received the following message:
Mailbox 'Moore, David' is already being moved to 'Mailbox Database 0296088125'
FullyQualifiedErrorId: F148F5AF, Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMoveRequest
But if you run the command: Get-MoveRequest -Identity 'moored@emwd.org'  from PowerShell you get the status "Failed".
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Go to EMC -> Recipient Config -> Move Request -> In the actions pane choose Clear Move Request.

See the following link for more info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351276.aspx

When attempting the initial move request, you can opt to Skip Corrupted Messages, choose a max of 50 and try again.

From previous occasions, I have seen that it takes a few corrupted message to cause this sort of issue.
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This was great!  Thank you so much for your help with this issue!
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You're welcome ;)
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