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    If I do an AD search for mailboxes on a certain server (which I am trying to get rid of) it shows that one user has a mailbox in one of the stores on that server. I go to that store and can not see the mailbox in System Manager.

    Is there a magic button I don't know about that will let me see more? If I delete the account out of AD, will that exchange server know and allow me to delete that store?
    Thank you,

    Marc

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    Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

    If the mailbox isn't in the store then it's gone. As far as I know there's no way to show more than what you see thru the Exchange Manager.
    To remove the AD entries for the user, open ADUC from the Exchange machine and right click the user and select remove Exchange attributes. That should remove the AD references.

    If you can't do that, you'll need to manually remove the AD references using ADSIEdit or something else.
    Last edited by ahinson; 15th June 2007, 16:23.
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    • #3
      Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

      It is perfectly possible for a user to have a "mailbox" in a store, but the store not to show the mailbox. Exchange only creates the physical mailbox when it is required, so if the mailbox was never used, it would never create a mailbox.

      If you know which user account is causing the problem, then simply do a move mailbox on the account and move the mailbox to another server. This will update the reference and allow you to uninstall the server.

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      • #4
        Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

        Thank you both. I moved the mailbox and now can remove the server from my org.
        Thank you,

        Marc

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        • #5
          Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          It is perfectly possible for a user to have a "mailbox" in a store, but the store not to show the mailbox...the mailbox was never used, it would never create a mailbox.
          Right, my assumption was that it had been used and that he was removing Exchange altogether so moving wasn't an option.
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          • #6
            Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

            Originally posted by Sembee View Post
            It is perfectly possible for a user to have a "mailbox" in a store, but the store not to show the mailbox. Exchange only creates the physical mailbox when it is required, so if the mailbox was never used, it would never create a mailbox.

            If you know which user account is causing the problem, then simply do a move mailbox on the account and move the mailbox to another server. This will update the reference and allow you to uninstall the server.

            Simon.
            That's why I make it a practice to always send a welcome note to the user first thing after I create their mailbox.
            Cheers,

            Daniel Petri
            Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
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            • #7
              Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

              Originally posted by danielp View Post
              That's why I make it a practice to always send a welcome note to the user first thing after I create their mailbox.
              Daniel,

              Good tip!
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              • #8
                Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

                Originally posted by danielp View Post
                That's why I make it a practice to always send a welcome note to the user first thing after I create their mailbox.
                Is that something you have scripted or do you do a manual send? Was thinking if you create multiple users then a manual send to each one could be a time consuming task.
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                • #9
                  Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

                  You can easily do this with a simple VBS script, I even added one to the context menu of user objects in DSA.
                  Cheers,

                  Daniel Petri
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                  • #10
                    Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

                    Originally posted by danielp View Post
                    You can easily do this with a simple VBS script, I even added one to the context menu of user objects in DSA.

                    Daniel,
                    that sounds really cool! Would you be prepared to give away your secrets?

                    Tom
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                    • #11
                      Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store

                      Sure. It's even on the main site:

                      Send Mail from Script:
                      http://www.petri.com/send_mail_from_script.htm
                      Cheers,

                      Daniel Petri
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                      • #12
                        Re: Can't see mailbox in mail store



                        Sorry -- I ought to know
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