Delete the local Exchange Server mailboxes

Updated: April 21, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

To prevent confusion and to simplify your efforts to support your e-mail users, it is recommended that you delete the local Exchange Server mailboxes as soon as possible after you migrate the contents of the mailboxes. You must delete or disable mailboxes before you can remove Exchange Server from your server.

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By default, Exchange Server disconnects deleted mailboxes for a period of 30 days before they are permanently deleted. You can reconnect them at any time during this period. For more information about deleting and recovering mailboxes, see “How to Recover a Deleted Mailbox in Exchange” (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147495).

To delete local Exchange Server mailboxes
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools, and then click Microsoft Online Services Migration Console.

  2. In the navigation pane, in Microsoft Exchange, click Mailboxes Already Migrated, select the mailboxes to delete, and then, in the Actions pane, click Delete local mailboxes.

  3. On the Review Mailboxes page, verify the list of mailboxes to be deleted, and then click Delete.

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