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User Account has been Disabled :Exchange 2010 OWA

Exchange 2010 OWA : User Account has been Disabled.

After a users account has been disabled for some time and re-enabled , they might be faced with the below error in Outlook and OWA.

Outlook Error

OWA Error

To resolved this issue you can open ‘Exchange PowerShell’ and the the following #OneLiner


Once the #OneLiner is complete your affected user can log back in and setup Outlook.

Detailed Description

A connected mailbox has two parts: the mailbox object in the Exchange store and the user object with Exchange properties in Active Directory. A disconnected mailbox is the mailbox object in the Exchange store, but it isn’t connected to a user object in Active Directory. To disconnect a mailbox, use the Disable-Mailbox cmdlet. To disconnect a mailbox and remove the user object from Active Directory, use the Remove-Mailbox cmdlet. If you want to permanently remove a mailbox object from the Exchange store, use the Remove-Mailbox cmdlet.
If you want to reconnect a disconnected mailbox to an Active Directory user account, use the Connect-Mailbox cmdlet.
Under normal circumstances, it isn’t necessary to run the Clean-MailboxDatabase cmdlet because a mailbox is marked as disconnected immediately after the Disable-Mailbox or Remove-Mailbox command completes. If you used the Disable-Mailbox cmdlet or the Remove-Mailbox cmdlet while the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service was stopped, or if a mailbox was disabled by an external means other than the Disable-Mailbox cmdlet or Remove-Mailbox cmdlet, you may want to use the Clean-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to scan for disconnected mailboxes.
You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they’re not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the “Mailbox Database permissions” entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


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