Does Litigation Hold Keep mailbox after AD User is deleted?

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So in Exchange 2013 when a mailbox is on Litigation Hold will the mailbox be kept within Exchange once the Active Directory user is deleted?
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Being someone who deals with this on a regular basis, you should ensure you counsel does not have a problem with the user account being deleted. Many times, it is a requirement to keep all aspects of a person who leaves the company, but whose records are under legal hold. Plus, if you delete the AD account, the mailbox is considered "inactive" and from my understanding, inactive mailboxes are not supported for eDiscovery.

Here is a Technet article on the subject as well as some discussion on the deletion of AD accounts near the bottom. See the comments by Bharat Suneja.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/12/11/litigation-hold-and-in-place-hold-in-exchange-2013-and-exchange-online.aspx

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