Delete a disconnected mailbox from exchange 2010

05 Jan

Delete a disconnected mailbox from exchange 2010


easy command in the Exchange Management Shell

clean-mailboxdatabase “Mailbox Database 1166050598″

However you should get all information about the mailbox of the deleted user and disconnected mailbox. To get this information you should use the Exchange Management Shell. You can use the following command..

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database “Mailbox Database 1166050598″ | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid


DisplayName    : USERName
DisconnectDate : 1-8-2010 18:00:48
MailboxGuid    : def4aabd-2156-5857-858f-470efc3e6f28

Thake the MailboxGuid and copy it to Notepad. For easy modification.

This MailboxGuid is needed to remove the mailbox completely.

Remove-Mailbox -Database “Mailbox Database 1166050598″ -StoreMailboxIdentity def4aabd-2156-5857-858f-470efc3e6f28

After this command the mailbox is defiantly gone from your Exchange server.

[ exchange management console
> Microsoft Exchange On-Premises
> Recipient Configuration
> Disconnected Mailbox ]

with more disconnect mailboxes you could write a batch file for removing.

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Posted by on January 5, 2011 in Exchange


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