RE: Disabling user

  • From: "Lorie Gordon" <lgordon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 14:52:12 -0500

You could create a new "user" specifically for preserving mailboxes for a
short period of time.  Create the user and reconnect the deleted mailbox to
the user.  This is not what I normally do but it would work.  I have a
disaster recovery server that I use specifically for recovering mail.  That
way I never have to restore mail onto my production server and risk
corruption.  This works well for me.  We delete the mailbox the very day the
user is disabled.  If they come back and want access to the mailbox, we
recover on the DR server and export all mail to a pst.

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-----Original Message-----
From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 12:49 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Disabling user

I have touched on this subject before of what happens. Now, I need to have a
written procedure for the clients.

When the client wants a user disabled, not deleted, what is the best
practice in regards to the Exchange Mail box?

Delete it? If so, is there a way to first copy or save anything the user
might have in the mail box?

If deleted, then what if they then want the user re-enabled after say 2

The client likes to disable a user first, then after 30 days delete.

The problem is when disabling, the user's mailbox is not longer available,
and therefore causes a error during the nightly backup.

John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA
eServices For You

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