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  • Move from Exchange 2003 to 2007 leaves remnants on Exchange 03

    Hello, I am in the process of moving mailboxes from an Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 server. I am doing this from the Exchange 2007 server. The strange thing is that when I go back to the Ex2003 server and look where the mailboxes were stored, some of the mailboxes moved completely and deleted themselves, others... the username is still there but it says for "size" 0 bytes and "items" 0 items. So it's like everything moved and it has left an empty shell. The move process on the Ex2007 side said that everything completed successfully.

    What causes this and more importantly, how do I get rid of them from the Ex2003 server so that I can gracefully remove Ex03 from the domain? Thanks

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    Re: Move from Exchange 2003 to 2007 leaves remnants on Exchange 03

    I am not sure off the top of my head whether this is ok but make sure those mailboxes of concern have a status of mailbox rather than User mailbox and not User Mailbox.

    With regards to transition. This is worth reviewing.

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...007-Part1.html

    My transition notes are here.

    http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=26648

    Give particular attention to the last post.

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      Re: Move from Exchange 2003 to 2007 leaves remnants on Exchange 03

      Not unusual. It shouldn't cause any problems with the removal of Exchange. In some cases restarting the information store will cause ESM to clean itself up, but not always. Exchange 2003 should still remove cleanly without warnings.
      If you do get warnings about mailboxes on the server, then they are probably unused mailboxes.

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