How can I disable and archive a mailbox without deleting it?

Running Exchange 2010, I'm a little lost as to how to disable a mailbox but never delete its contents?  I'd also like to move it to an archive store, if possible.  I already have a retention policy in place that moves mail from the regular store to the archive - I assume the process is similar?
sbumpasAsked:
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sbumpasAuthor Commented:
Those look great, thanks!  For moving those mailboxes to an archival store, is it just a matter of applying a different retention policy?
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sbumpasAuthor Commented:
Digging through the reply you gave, I applied a Transport Rule that rejects (and sends an appropriate reply) to members of a "disabled mailboxes" group.  I then manually moved the mailbox to an archive database, but I'm a little stuck on when the migrated mailbox is deleted from the original store?  

I believe it to be a default retention policy of 30 days - I'd like to change this to 7 days.  is this the appropriate location to make that change?
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Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Hello,

Right now, you have it set to zero, which means deleted mailboxes are not being retained. If you set it to seven days, deleted mailboxes will be retained for 7 days going forward. This will not have a impact of mailboxes you have already deleted as they have already been purged.

-JJ
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sbumpasAuthor Commented:
Thanks - I thought setting it to '0' would retain them indefinitely.  Glad you pointed that out!
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