Sometimes, there may exist two similar mailboxes in the same Exchange Database. Generally, one of them is used and the other remains unused, and you can remove the unwanted mailbox with the help of remove-mailbox cmdlet. One thing which you must keep in mind is that if you delete of mailbox from the Exchange Server, then the user information is also deleted from the Active Directory. So, if you want to remove only the user mailbox, then you need to disable the mailbox.
Here is the brief procedure of disabling the user mailbox from the Exchange database:
You can disable a mailbox using Exchange PowerShell command:
When you run the command, it will ask you confirm your action. After confirmation, it will delete the mailbox.
In the Exchange environment, it is possible that some useful mailboxes may get deleted accidentally. There are some inbuilt methods in the Exchange Server which can bring the deleted data back. Alternately, you can take the assistance of a professional tool which can handle both healthy and corrupt Exchange and save its data to a secure location or another platform. This tool is also helpful in backing up the mailboxes before deleting them form the Exchange database.
Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery is an efficient tool which removes every kind of corruption from the Exchange database and brings back each mailbox along with all its content. Here is the simple procedure of using the Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery tool –
Handling unwanted mailboxes in the database can be quite stressful for an Exchange Administrator. Such mailboxes can be deleted without removing the user account. Before deleting, you can back up its data to a PST file using Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery tool which is completely easy to use. Any non-technical person can conduct the whole recovery and export EDB to PST file within minutes.