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Is there a log somewhere that would show a mailbox's status over a period of time? I need to prove that a mailbox is and has been disabled for a period of time but I don't know if Exchange stores that information.
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Audit logging would probably show the action of an account being disabled (you cannot disable a mailbox). However that would require audit logging to be enabled and the logs to cover the period you are after. It is not enabled by default and cannot be retrospectively enabled.

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Thanks Simon.

Maybe I'm not using the correct terminology but the mailboxes I'm talking about are resource mailboxes (Rooms, Equipment, etc.) and those mailboxes are disabled by default. I need to show that that's always been the case, if possible. I don't think I have audit logging on but I could be wrong.
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I would say it will be almost impossible to show that they have always been disabled.
Trying to prove a negative is very difficult.

Simon.
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by:michaelalphi
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You can gather mailbox enable/disabled information by using Exchange management shell.
Try this cmdlet : get-mailboxStatistics
In addition, you can also have a look at http://www.exchangereports.net/ which looks a proficient option to check status of enable/disabled mailbox.
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Get-MailboxStatistics isn't going to show the historical information - it will show the current state of the mailbox, but not whether it has always been disabled.

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Thanks. I thought that'd be the case but wanted to do my due diligence.
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