exchange, mailbox

Posted on 2016-11-16
Last Modified: 2016-11-16
when you remove mailbox from exchange console, does it go into disconnected state or completely removed
Question by:pramod1
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by:Justin Moore
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Disable goes into disconnect and remove, removes them fro AD.

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pramod1 earned 0 total points
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but when I remove remove mailbox from console it shows in disconnected state

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by:Justin Moore
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That's correct it does but the difference is that you can reconnect a mailbox that's been disabled but you can't with one that's been removed. This link explains how you can purge them later.
also Microsoft's link

I've always disabled them only because we are small and sometimes have returning employees.
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Todd Nelson earned 250 total points
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If a user is deleted and it has an associated mailbox, the mailbox will enter into a disconnected state.  However, if the database deletion setting limits are set to keep mailboxes for 0 days, the mailbox is immediately deleted from Exchange.

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