Solved

Cannot delete/purge corrupt user mailbox from exchange 2003

Posted on 2013-06-12
9
422 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-17
Hello.

I have a user mailbox in exchange 2003 that is corrupt. I can't use exmerge on it to remove the emails as exmerge just hangs. I tried deleting the mailbox and purging it through exchange system manager but it just sits there.

how can I delete this troublesome mailbox?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:tracyprier
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:BurundiLapp
ID: 39243994
This could indicate a problem with your mailbox database, I would run isinteg ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182081 ) on the relevant mailbox database to check its integrity and if any issues are found you can use the tool to repair it.

PLEASE ensure you have a full verified backup before using these tools.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 39244241
I doubt it would move as well

So my good Option if Ent version is create new DB move all other mailboxes and then simply delete this Mailbox Database files itself.

Or you can even try to disconnect the mailbox and set the Purge Mailbox limit on the Database to 0 days and wait for Online maintenance to delete the Mailbox.

- Rancy
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tracyprier earned 0 total points
ID: 39246025
I found a corrupt mailbox. deleted and recreated it and problem solved
0
 

Author Comment

by:tracyprier
ID: 39246576
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for tracyprier's comment #a39246025

for the following reason:

I found the answer myself
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 39246577
Dont mind but in your own initial Statement you mentioned your unable to Delete and it sits there for ever :(

- Rancy
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:BurundiLapp
ID: 39246778
Posting the answer would be useful for people who have the same problem in the future!
0
 

Author Comment

by:tracyprier
ID: 39251820
Apologies.

I added the account to my own Outlook then went through and deleted every email. Once the mailbox showed no items and no disk space usage I was able to delete it.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 39253514
Happy to know but its too hard as you werent able to do any task and then it allowed you to add and delete data ..... humm I guess wired things happen in IT only :)

- Rancy
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

This is a fairly complicated script that will install the required prerequisites to install SCCM 2012 R2 on a server.  It was designed under the functional model in order to compartmentalize each step required, reducing the overall complexity.  The …
The System Center Operations Manager 2012, known as SCOM, is a part of the Microsoft system center product that provides the user with infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring. SCOM monitors:   Windows or UNIX/LinuxNetwo…
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now