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How to delete Exchange 2007 Mailbox (user already deleted from Active Directory)

I created a new user in Active Directory and a new mailbox on Exchange 2007. There were some problems login into the new user account on the PC and I deleted and recreated the user account in Active Directory.

Now the Exchange Mailbox is out of sync (cannot find the user in Active Directory).

Since this is a new mailbox, I just want to delete and recreate the mailbox. But I am unable delete the mailbox from Exchange 2007 as it reports the user is not found.

How do I force Exchange 2007 to delete a mailbox ?
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sidartra
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sidartraAuthor Commented:
Hi, it doesn't work, I still get the error message when i try to remove the mailbox in Recipient Configuration

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Microsoft Exchange Error
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Action 'Remove' could not be performed on object 'User Name'.

User Name
Failed
Error:
The operation could not be performed because object 'company.lan/Users/User Name ' could not be found on domain controller 'AD1.company.lan'.
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OK
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Any other suggestions? Thanks.
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morpheiosCommented:
Did you see mailbox in EMC? Try "Disable" it first, and then delete
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sidartraAuthor Commented:
Hi, Yes, I see the mailbox in EMC, but both disable and removing gives the same message above.

Any other suggestions? Thanks.
Joo
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sidartraAuthor Commented:
fyi the user was deleted from AD last Friday, but till now the mail box is still no orphansed. Anyway to force the mailbox to be orphaned? Thanks.
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sidartraAuthor Commented:
The problem mysteriously went away. The mailbox dissappeared, did not even first appear in Disconnected mailboxes. The Delete mailbox after xx days was set to 14.

Microsoft bug.

Cheers
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