Archiving a mailbox with a disabled Active Directory (AD) account

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Problem

Archiving a mailbox with a disabled Active Directory (AD) account

Solution

By default, Enterprise Vault (EV) does not synchronize mailboxes associated with disabled AD accounts.  

To override this behavior:
 
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1. Create the following registry value on each EV server with a Mailbox Archiving Task:

For OS in 32 bits:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KVS\Enterprise Vault\Agents
 
For OS in 64 bits:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\KVS\Enterprise Vault\Agents\
 
DWORD Value: ExcludeDisabledADAccounts
Value data: 0

2. Restart all Mailbox Archiving Tasks on each EV server to apply this change.

Enterprise Vault will now attempt to synchronize mailboxes regardless of whether they are associated with a disabled AD account.  Should a synchronization attempt fail, an error is recorded in the EV event log.

Note: Removing this value from the registry or changing the value to '1' will revert to the default behavior.
 

 

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