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  • Ghost User

    Hi,

    When I first started with my current company it was only going to be for a few weeks. Instead of creating a new user account I simply renamed my predecessors account. I found that the previous account name was appearing in things like comments added in excel spreadsheets and the like. As I was only going to be there for a short time I didn't worry too much about it.

    Well time has passed and I became more permanent so I thought I'll just delete this user and recreate it. Unfortunately it is not that easy. We have 2 servers, one is running W2K3 and the other W2K and Exchange 5.5. On the exchange server I am getting and error message

    Event ID 1023
    Source MSExchangeIS Private
    Category Logons

    DOMAIN\user was validated as /o=Organisation Name/ou=org unit/cn=Recipients/cn=user but was unable to log on to /o=Organisation Name /ou=org unit /cn=Recipients/cn=olduser

    Any idea on what I need to do to kill the old user, and/or disassociate it from my current user?

    thanks

    Dave

  • #2
    Re: Ghost User

    Did you deleted the old user mailbox from the mail server? If no, please delete it and run full backup on the server.

    Regards,

    Yuval
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Ghost User

      I did delete it, however I didn't do a full backup afterwards.

      I wonder if I rename my current user and then create a new user? Once the new user has been created then I suppose I should be able to delete the old one

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      • #4
        Re: Ghost User

        If you dont use ADC or there no correct connection settings to the 5.5 there might be option to delete the user without delete its mailbox.. .
        Best Regards,

        Yuval Sinay

        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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