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Exchange 2010 SP2 Moved User to New OU

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2012-10-28
I'm running Exchange 2010 SP2 in a 2003 AD domain.... Recently moved a user to a new OU in active directory...  Now I am wanting to move this users exchange mailbox to a different mailbox database, but am getting the following error:

"The operation couldn't be performed because object 'domain/OLDOU/Username' could not be found on domaincontroller.domain.local....  however if you check user properties on the mailbox, it does in fact show the user as being in the new OU that I moved him to, and all of my domain controllers have him the new OU as well....

anyone have any idea how to get around this???

Question by:rhcellxion
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Expert Comment

ID: 38424125
Hi randy,

Do all domain controllers are up to date and contain the latest replica?
What happens if you try it via the shell and specify a domain controller on which you see it had changed.


Author Comment

ID: 38424764
all domain controllers show him in the new OU that I moved him to....  same thing happened when I tried to move him via shell, but I didn't specify a DC.... how do I specify the DC in shell???

Accepted Solution

johan_v earned 1000 total points
ID: 38424909
By adding the -domaincontroller parameter

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