You cannot move a mailbox that contains a corrupted Search Folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010Exchange Server 2010 EnterpriseExchange Server 2010 Standard


Assume that you try to move a mailbox that contains a corrupted Search Folder in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment. For example, the Search Folder's criterion refers to another folder that has been deleted. Then, the Search Folder becomes corrupted. In this situation, the move process fails. Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application log:


This issue occurs because an access validation occurs on the corrupted Search Folder when the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service validates the entries during the move process.


To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2579150 Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about mailbox move requests, visit the following Microsoft website: For more information about Search Folders, click the following article number to view the article in Microsoft Knowledge Base:
831402 How to troubleshoot Search Folders in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2003