AD account needed for "Shared Mailbox"

I converted a User Mailbox to  a Shared Mailbox so it can continue to receive e-mail and other users can be granted full access to it.
If I delete the AD account tied to the Shared Mailbox, will the mailbox remain active? Or does a "Shared Mailbox" still have to have an AD user account tied to it for it to exist?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You still need the AD account. You cannot have a mailbox without an account.
However as part of the conversion, the account should have been marked as disabled.


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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Ok yeah I have it disabled. So if I move the User Account for the Shared Mailbox to a target OU, will that move the mailbox to the same OU?
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Mailboxes don't live in an OU.
When you are looking at the account list, and see an OU listed, that is where the AD account is.
Mailboxes live in a database - where the AD account is Exchange doesn't really care.

garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks, sorry I was getting confused with a Distribution Group.
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