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  • Question

  • hi
    i have a mailbox of a user that works fine,and i have the same user mailbox also in my disconnected mailbox
    how can this happen?
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     Yes it wont affect the current mailbox at all bcoz current mailbox is a separate mailbox in the Mailbox Database.

    You can check emails contained in this disconnected mailbox by reconnecting it to some other AD user, and then checking emails in OWA for that user. 



     Regards,

    Laeeq Qazi|Team Lead(Exchange + Sharepoint + BES + DynamicsCRM) www.HostingController.com
    • Marked as answer by ywainberg Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:32 PM
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:30 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     This happens when u previously disable the mailbox for that user either using EMC or EMS, and then later mail-enabled the disconnected user either using EMC or EMS (Enable-Mailbox command).

    In this case u had to connect  (enable) the disabled mailbox but instead u enabled a new mailbox for the disconnected AD user.

    Regards,

    Laeeq Qazi|Team Lead(Exchange + Sharepoint + BES + DynamicsCRM) www.HostingController.com
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:13 AM
  • so what should i do with that disconnected mailbox?
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:15 AM
  • Hi,

     If that old disconnected mailbox is not important to you and doesn't contain any important emails or data then u can remove that using EMS like

    get-mailboxstatistics -server MBXServer| Where{($_.DisconnectDate -ne $null) -and ($_.DisplayName -eq 'DisplayName')}| foreach  {remove-mailbox -database $_.database -storemailboxidentity $_.mailboxguid }

    Replace the DisplayName to what display name that mailbox has, and server to MailboxServer,  and then run this command.

    Regards,

    Laeeq Qazi|Team Lead(Exchange + Sharepoint + BES + DynamicsCRM) www.HostingController.com
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 9:07 AM
  • it will not affect the current active mailbox of the user?
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:24 AM
  • Hi,

     Yes it wont affect the current mailbox at all bcoz current mailbox is a separate mailbox in the Mailbox Database.

    You can check emails contained in this disconnected mailbox by reconnecting it to some other AD user, and then checking emails in OWA for that user. 



     Regards,

    Laeeq Qazi|Team Lead(Exchange + Sharepoint + BES + DynamicsCRM) www.HostingController.com
    • Marked as answer by ywainberg Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:32 PM
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:30 AM
  • thanks for everything it was very informative
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:33 PM
  • Hi,

    You are always welcome. Glad that it worked for you.

    Regards,

    Laeeq Qazi|Team Lead(Exchange + Sharepoint + BES + DynamicsCRM) www.HostingController.com
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:44 PM