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Delete Mailbox for deleted in AD user (Exchange 2010)

Posted on 2013-01-07
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Hi All,

System :
Server 2008 as DC
Exchange Server 2010 as mail server

I have a little mistake, i deleted user in AD before deleting mailbox. Now this mailbox is not in mailboxes list and not in Disconnected mailboxes, but i can see this mailbox  from PowerShell. If i try to delete this mailbox i have this message :

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Remove-Mailbox -Identity domain\user
The operation couldn't be performed because object 'domain\user' couldn't be found on 'dc.domain.yes'.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Remove-Mailbox], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 2F1637E6,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.RemoveMailbox
Because this user is deleted from AD.

Please help me to delete this mailbox from Exchange 2010 without restore object(user) to AD.

Thanks!
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by:setasoujiro
setasoujiro earned 200 total points
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The mailbox is kept for retention, if the retention period is over, it should be gone.
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by:Yagya Shree
ID: 38750685
In the Exchange Management Console, right-click and select disable mailbox or in the Exchange Management Shell, use the Disable-Mailbox cmdlet:

Disable-Mailbox -Identity mailboxname -Confirm:$false
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by:setasoujiro
ID: 38750691
yes
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by:Tamooz
ID: 38750703
Disable-Mailbox -Identity mailboxname -Confirm:$false
It's steel check in AD, i have this message

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Disable-Mailbox -Identity mailboxname -Confirm:$false
The operation couldn't be performed because object 'mailboxname' couldn't be found on 'DC.domain.yes'.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Disable-Mailbox], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DCC65151,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.DisableMailbox
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by:Tamooz
ID: 38750709
So, i have no way to delete this mailbox before the end of retention period?
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Subsun earned 1800 total points
ID: 38750712
You need to run Clean-MailboxDatabase to view the disconnected mailbox.
Clean-MailboxDatabase MBD01

Use Remove-StoreMailbox to permanently Delete a Disconnected Mailbox
Ref : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg181092%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx
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by:Tamooz
ID: 38750787
Thank you Subsun! It's worked.

1) Clean DB
Clean-MailboxDatabase DB4

2) Check the Identity number of mailbox
Get-MailboxStatistics -Database DB4 | Select DisplayName, Identity | Sort-Object DisplayName  | Format-Table

3) Remove mailbox
Remove-StoreMailbox -Database DB4 -Identity "457465d4-6245-48f4-ab45-98573798cf0f" -MailboxState Disabled

Thank you All for help!!!
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by:Tamooz
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Thanks!!!
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