RE: Exchange 2000: Ghost Mailbox - Can't delete!

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:58:28 -0500

Will it let you reconnect to another account or does that fail as well?

-----Original Message-----
From: Wakelin, Frank [mailto:fwakelin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 3:20 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2000: Ghost Mailbox - Can't delete!

I'm hoping someone can help me here...

We recently installed a second exchange server in our site (in order to
migrate users to a SAN-connected server).  The move went fairly well with
the exception of one mailbox which seems to be "stuck".  What I mean is that
the move mailbox process crashed during the move, as a result the mailbox
for that user appears in both places:

- The original mailbox on server1 is intact with all messages, etc.  User is
still accessing their mail using this server.
- The new mailbox was created on server2 but contains no messages.  It
appears with a red X to indicate that it is not joined to an account.

The problem is that I can't delete that second account.  Although the icon
indicates that it is a disjoined account, if I choose PURGE it says that it
can not be deleted as it has been joined to an account.  If I choose
reconnect it fails indicating that the mailbox has already been reconnected.

Moving the mailbox fails now likely because this exists on the destination


List Archives:
Exchange Newsletters:
Exchange FAQ:
Other Internet Software Marketing Sites:
Leading Network Software Directory: No.1 ISA
Server Resource Site: Windows Security Resource
Site: Network Security Library: Windows 2000/NT Fax Solutions:

Other related posts: