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

  • From: "Zoran" <zmarjanovic@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 00:38:11 -0700

Hi Frank,

I would sipmly exmerge the content from the first mailbox in a pst file,
delete the user account (save his profile folder and else) and then purge
both mailboxes, recreate the new account for that user and import the
content in the new mailbox.


> 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 server. =20

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