Exchange 2003 Mailbox not removed from Source server after mailbox move.

Exchange 2003 Mailbox not removed from Source server after mailbox move.

Post by Dere » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 04:56:05


Greetings:

As we were having some hardware issues with our existing Exchange 2003
SP2/Windows 2003 SP1 server, I setup a new exchange 2003 SP2/W2K3 SP1
server. I moved over a few IS user mailboxes over with no issue. I moved my
managers mailbox "John Smith" without any errors. However when I log into
the source server (exchange1) via Exchange System Manager, I see a mailbox
with "John Smith" with a red X over it. If I right click on it, I have the
option to Reconnect or purge.? Exchange2, the new server has his mailbox
which is showing up fine. He is able to connect and read/send etc. his
emails. He does complain about peformance issues.. which I am not sure why
as the new server is twice as capable as the source server.

The user account for XXXX@XXXXX.COM does not exist in the directory or is
not enabled for Exchange mail. This mailbox will be removed from mailbox
store 'First Storage Group/Staff3' in 19 days

Any ideas why this is being generated.

Darish.
 
 
 

Exchange 2003 Mailbox not removed from Source server after mailbox move.

Post by Martin The » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 05:17:15

Hi,

Is the connection from the new exchange server to the GC and DC ok? It seems
like there is either a DNS issue or a problem with the AD connection for the
new server.

Regards
Martin

 
 
 

Exchange 2003 Mailbox not removed from Source server after mailbox move.

Post by Dere » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 06:00:51

no that i can see or think off. All other users migrated successfully
without any issues.. just one mailbox thats has this issue.

/dr
 
 
 

Exchange 2003 Mailbox not removed from Source server after mailbox move.

Post by Martin The » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 06:09:47

Ok, seems to be a bit strange then. I have only run into a failed moved
once, but i reconnected the old mailbox to the user and tried again, the
second time it worked like a charm. I don't know if this is the solution you
want to follow. If so remember to export the mailbox to a pst file so you
have a backup of the running mailbox.

Regards
Martin