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Hello Experts.

I seem to be in a pickle here. I deleted a users AD account, after i tried to remove his mailbox from Exchange 2010, it gave error message that it could not locate desired user in AD. I now know i should've removed his mailbox first before deleting his AD accout. Is there a way of forcing exchange 2010 to remove a mailbox in this case. Please let me know.
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In the Exchange Management Console, right-click and select disable mailbox or in the Exchange Management Shell:

Disable-Mailbox -Identity mailboxname -Confirm:$false


That should detach it from the AD object and make it available to delete.
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Hi,
Please run the below command on the database where this user mailbox exists
Clean-MailboxDatabase <database1>

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If you dont know the database name run this
Get-mailboxdatabase | Clean-MailboxDatabase

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After this you can see the mailbox as disconnected

Thanks
MAS
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by:Mre Martin
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Listing all disconnect mailbox;

Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null } | Select DisplayName,MailboxGuid

Removing :

Remove-Mailbox -Database <Database-Name> -StoreMailboxIdentity <MailboxGuid> -confirm:$false

Remove all:

$users = Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null } | Select DisplayName,MailboxGuid
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