Not able to set LitigationHoldEnabled as true

I am trying to set true to LitigationHoldEnabled and getting following error. I am using following code. Please advise what wrong I doing


Import-Csv  "D:\pscript\users.csv" | foreach {
        $Mailbox = Get-Mailbox -Identity $_.userPrincipalName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If ($Mailbox) {
            Write-Host $_.userPrincipalName "Mailbox exists"
        Else { 
            Write-Host $_.userPrincipalName "Mailbox does not exists"
            New-MoveRequest -Identity $_.userPrincipalName -Remote -RemoteHostName -TargetDeliveryDomain -RemoteCredential $msol -BadItemLimit 50 -LargeItemLimit 50 -AcceptLargeDataLoss -warningaction "SilentlyContinue"

            Write-Host $_.userPrincipalName "Mailbox Migration is started"
            #Settingup Litigation & Hold
            Set-Mailbox -Identity $_.userPrincipalName -LitigationHoldEnabled $true
                Write-Host "------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
                Start-Sleep 60



WARNING: If you want to change LitigationHoldEnabled and LitigationHoldDuration on an inactive mailbox, please add the
InactiveMailbox switch.
The operation couldn't be performed because object *** Email address is removed for privacy ***' couldn't be found on
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Set-Mailbox], ManagementObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=asdasdROM,RequestId=187adsd1a1f6-1060-407a-888d-f6basdasd6c28a8,TimeStamp=31/08/201
   6 5:24:46 PM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] 7858EA80,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Re
    + PSComputerName        :


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Last updated May 30, 2018 Views 281 Applies to:

Hi Avian2,


As this forum mainly focuses on Office 365 for Business online services, please contact the PowerShell Script Forum for professional support on the error you have encountered.


Here is the link:,ITCG,scriptexplorer&sort=relevancedesc&brandIgnore=True&searchTerm=office+365


We appreciate your kind understanding and patience.


Best Regards,


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