Removing a mailbox that has no user account
Posted on 2011-10-21
Having just migrated to SBS 2011 I have been doing some 'house keeping'.
On the old SBS2003 to remove a user and their mailbox you deleted the user from the users list in the management console.
Looking at the management console in 2011, which is nicely set out with links and wizards for managing users, I see the remove user link. So I have deleted the user from the console list.
But their mailbox is still in the recipients mailbox list in the console of exchange 2010!
When I try to delete it I get the error message that it cannot find the associated user in the SBSUser\Users list.
How can I force the removal of this mail box?
Or recover the user and delete them by deleting the mailbox first (which also deletes the user from AD, I have now found out!!)?
Thanks for your time on this