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Cleanup Agent - 23.Feb.2004 9:48:00 PM   


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I am trying to find out some information about the Cleanup Agent in EX2K. Does anyone know anything about it? I can't seem to find any info on it and I don't want to run it without knowing what it does.

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RE: Cleanup Agent - 24.Feb.2004 1:12:00 AM   


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I am not in the office to check if we have any official documentation, but basically this is what it does

If you delete a mailbox, the mailbox does not immediately get purged because in E2k, by default deleted mailbox retention is set. This is a useful feature, because if a mailbox was mistakenly deleted it can be easily recovered.

So say you have a mailbox called Test that you just created. You send mail to Test and now the mailbox appears under Mailboxes for the appropriate mailbox store.

Now you delete the mailbox, but looking in the System Mgr, this Test mailbox is still there. If you run the cleanup agent, the mailbox will now appear, but with a red X. This means the mailbox has not been purged but is "disconnected" from its Active Directory account.

You now have the option to right click on the mailbox and purge it or reconnect it to an Active Directory account.

So in a nutshell, the cleanup agent refreshes the view of connected and disconnected mailboxes.

It does not stop any services and should not have any impact on server performance. Even running the cleanup agent, there may be a latency before the mailbox shows as disconnected due to DC replication.

Hope this helps

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RE: Cleanup Agent - 25.Feb.2004 12:00:00 PM   
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See http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF012.html


Victor Ivanidze,
software developer

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RE: Cleanup Agent - 25.Feb.2004 2:35:00 PM   


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Thank you both, this is exactly what I was looking for.


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