Purge deleted mailbox

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Exchange 2010, MBX, Powershell
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In Exchange’s default the retention time for a deleted mailbox is set to 30 days. If you have to force purging a mailbox you have to set retention time to 0 days.

Set retention to 0 days:

Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity “MBX-DB001” -MailboxRetention 00.00:00:00

Cleanup Mailbox Database:

Clean-MailboxDatabase -identity “MBX-DB001

Set retention back to 30 days:

Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity “MBX-DB001” -MailboxRetention 30.00:00:00

Make sure to change the mailbox databases name to your environment.



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