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How do you disconnect an email box and reconnect it to another user account?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Right-Click on the Mailbox in the Exchange Management Console> Recipient Config> Mailbox and choose Disable.  This will remove the mailbox from the user account.

Then in the Disconnected Mailbox folder (underneath Mailboxes), you should see the disconnected mailbox.

Right-click the disconnected mailbox and then attach it to the user you want to attach it to.

If you can't see the mailbox after disabling it, run the following:

clean-mailboxdatabase "Database_Name"

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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
In EMC Go to Recipient config. Goto Disconnected Mailboxes. Right click on the mailbox and selcet "Connect" Follow the wizard
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Beaten by Alan (Again) AND I missed the Disconnect bit! Bad day :(
;)
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Don't worry - I'm in the office (for a change), so sitting on top of my mailbox ;)
netballiCommented:
The easiest way is to run the following commands from Power shell.

Disconnect

e.g. : Disable-Mailbox user_ID@contoso.com

Reconnect

e.g. : [PS] C:\>Connect-Mailbox -Identity "Firstname Lastname" -Database Databasename -User firstname.Lastname
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