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[SOLVED] Failed To Disable The Mailbox Due To a Conflict In Directory Settings (2022)

Wanting to know on how to solve failed to disable the mailbox due to a conflict in directory settings in Microsoft 365 mailbox? You’re in the right place.

Failed to disable the mailbox due to a conflict in directory settings

I noticed the same error message on a user account and I was not sure the the troubleshooting steps to resolve the error. I researched on the internet and followed some steps but in vain. Fortunately, I fixed it using the the following steps.

I recommend to check the recipient type of the affected mailbox in Exchange Online. To do this, connect to Exchange online PowerShell and execute the command.

Get-Recipient “Mailbox Name” | fl RecipientType

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Great, the recipient type is user mailbox. Let’s go ahead and export the mailbox content as a pst file and disable the mailbox in on-premises.

To disable the mailbox, connect to Exchange on-premises PowerShell and execute the command.

Disable-mailbox “Mailbox Name” -Confirm:$false

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Allow for a few hours to reflect the changes in cloud. Once it is synced, enable the on-premises object but the recipient type should be a remote user mailbox. The command to enable the remote mailbox is below.

Enable-RemoteMailbox “test248” -RemoteRoutingAddress test123@techieberry.onmicrosoft.com

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Wait for the changes to reflect in cloud and assign the Exchange Online license to the user account and check the status.

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The failed to disable the mailbox due to a conflict in directory settings message has disappeared now. Finally, import the pst to the user mailbox.

Now It’s Your Turn:

Did I miss anything? Or maybe you have a question about something that I covered.

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