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June 14, 2010

Error: Mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes arbitration mailboxes…….

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 4:42 am

If you have completed Exchange 2010 installation and opened EMC right after it, you should be facing with default databases with some random number as shown below…


Now if you are like me this will not make you happy and you will want to rename this DB something will make more sense to you, such as DB1, however you will realize you cannot change the name of the DB and this will drive you nuts each time you open EMC (-:, so let’s nuke it and create another one.

  • Now just fallow simple steps , Open EMS ( Shell)

Figured out the name of the databases, you need to create least one more since you will move users from this DB into another one and delete is once there is no mailbox in the first database.

Get-Mailbox -Database


Get-Mailbox -Database db1 -Arbitration | ft -wrap -auto



New-MoveRequest -Identity "DiscoverySearchMailbox {D919BA05-46A6-415f-80AD-7E09334BB852}" -TargetDatabase DB2


***Pay attention little carrots and semi columns are going to make difference , so you have to use exactly same name on the New-MoveRequest CMDLET***

  • You can use notepad to prepare the CMDLET



Get-Mailbox -Database db1 | ft -wrap –auto








  • Arbitration mailboxes are used for managing approval workflow….

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