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This has thrown me for a loop in the past as well, as I had read (and experienced) this first hand. The answer is that Microsoft changed the behaviour of store.exe with 2 hotfixes. The 2 hotfixes that modify this behavior is 916783 and 903158. More information on the change can be found : ...


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You can only limit mailboxes by size, not item count in Exchange. Is there any reason you care how many items are there, as long as the quota is maintained? Here is some light reading on Exchange quotas.


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Fortunately this is not something you need to worry about. During the migration, there will be short periods where the mailbox is not available, but there is no chance for data loss. Regardless, it's usually a good idea to schedule moves for low-usage times to minimize the user annoyance factor.


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What you can do about it is to develop a sensible approach and ensure your users do likewise. After discussing the problem with those concerned you may want to impose quotas, which will force your users to start doing some housekeeping. What you don't want to do is to let this runaway situation continue unabated. It's an unfortunate fact that far too many ...


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The documentation from Microsoft seems to suggest that disabling a mailbox is a straightforward operation. Unfortunately, there are a few "gotchas". Mailbox Retention When a mailbox is disabled, it is reclassified as a "Disconnected Mailbox". By default, Exchange will retain disconnected mailboxes for 30 days. This is an attribute of the database where the ...


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In the managers Outlook or OWA turn off the message Read options. If the manager uses Outlook as their primary email client and doesn't want to turn off the message Read options because it will affect his/her messages then have them use OWA to view the employees mailbox and turn off the message Read options in OWA. EDIT In the OWA options you should have ...


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Please post the list of AD groups that this "Entry Level Engineer" belongs to. In the Exchange Management Console, select a representative user and select "Manage Full Access Permission". It should look like this: If there are other users or groups present in that dialog, that's where you'll need to begin to remove access. This is something the ...


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You can install a mailbox server (presumably Exchange Server) on any domain joined server.


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If you want to get rid of the user's mailbox you want to use Disable and not Remove. The Remove choice actually deletes the user's Active Directory user account (which won't work w/ the RID 500 Administrator account).


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to export them to PSTs and archive... http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/04/13/437745.aspx For earlier versions you need to use a utility called Exmerge. Heres a link that says how to use it on 2007 or 2003. http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=88


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Don't do it if you're using Mailbox files. If you were using Maildir you could do at least some of the work without shutting the services down. Every email that is delivered, and every IMAP access, will alter the Mailbox files. You may end up with corrupted files. The best you can do is to shut off IMAP and local delivery, while still allowing postfix to ...


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This doesn't really make sense. But if it's not a mistake and you really need to move from a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Exchange Server 2010 to a Windows Server 2003 one, then... no way. Sorry. Can't be done. You can't install Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2003.


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If you don't want to give the user any rights to the live mailbox, you can setup a Transport rule to Bcc a separate mailbox for any incoming or outgoing mail for that user. You could then give the Manager access to the separate mailbox.


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Andrzej's comment above is right on; dovecot isn't supposed to automagically do that. You will either need to tell sendmail to put the mail where dovecot is expecting it (or at least tell its local delivery agent to do that), or tell dovecot to expect it where sendmail puts it. In my case, I do the latter; my dovecot.conf includes the line mail_location = ...


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Exchange 2003 stores mail and other items in an information store. Information stores are stored in storage groups. An exchange server can have 1 or more storage groups. Under exchange standard, an information store has a maximum size of 75 GB and you can have a maximum of 1 Mailbox store and 1 Public Folder Store per Storage Group. You can only have 1 ...


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Am sure on the postfix system you are running some sort of imap server, you can use imapsync to migrate the mail across to the exchange server while retaining the message flags.


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The size limit on import is determined by the max message size settings in Exchange. To import larger mails, you will need to set max sizes using Powershell: Set-TransportConfig -MaxSendSize 100MB -MaxReceiveSize 100MB Get-ReceiveConnector | Set-ReceiveConnector -MaxMessageSize 100MB Get-SendConnector | Set-SendConnector -MaxMessageSize 100MB You then ...


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reconstruct reconstructs cyrus' indexes. While they may survive a move from one machine to another, nothing guarantees that they will. Reconstruct is also idempotent, non-destructive and non-intrusive, so you can safely run it on migrated mailboxes.


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If you want Exchange to automatically enforce a limit, I think you have to resort to monitoring the size of the folders. The Exchange Team Blog has an Article about Finding High Item Count Folders using this PowerShell command: Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxFolderStatistics | Where {$_.ItemsInFolder -gt 5000} | Sort-Object -Property ItemsInFolder -Descending | ...


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(About eight years ago I migrated more than 50 000 user accounts from an old mail server (running uw-imapd) to a new server 'farm' consisting three servers and running Cyrus. At that time I used my l337 Perl skills for creating a migration script which would login to old server and copy the mails the new server over IMAP one user account at a time. An ...


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Please try using the Export-Mailbox command rather than New-MailboxExportRequest Export-Mailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -TargetMailbox <MailboxIdParameter> -TargetFolder <Target_Folder_Name> -ContentKeywords "<String[]>" -AttachmentFilenames "<String[]>" -StartDate "<Month/Day/Year> <Time>" -RecipientKeywords ...


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Microsoft has released an Outlook 2007 hotfix package dated June 30, 2009 to resolve certain issues and this issue is addressed in that list Hotfix: Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): June 30, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970944/ Set below registry key to enable this functionality. ...


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Have you tried replacing the bookmarks.nsf, you should only need to delete it and as long as bookmark.ntf exists a new one should be created when the client is launched. The notes.ini should have the correct mailfile in it before the client is started.


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It is likely the additional items that are exported, such as the recoverable deleted items (dumpster). I would mount the .PST file in your outlook profile and check each folder to see exactly where the additional mail items are. A mailbox export will export EVERYTHING within the mailbox, including items that aren't viewable to the user.


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I'd be checking the actual mailbox permissions from Outlook. I suspect someone has been granted Owner privileges, which lets them assign further permissions to their staff / colleagues. Rather annoyingly, I haven't yet found a way to get Outlook privs to propogate down through a mailbox (if anyone knows of a way, please tell). Therefore, our IT Security ...


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If you want the StorageLimitStatus to update immediately, you'll have to restart the Information Store service. If this is not an option, try this: Run Clean-MailboxDatabase [MBDatabaseName] and then Connect-Mailbox [UserName] -Database [MBDatabaseName] Don't worry, the Clean-MailboxDatabase doesn't "clean" as in remove anything. It just updates ...


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Employees leave companies all the time, and I've never heard if importing their emails into another inbox. Most companies assign someone else permission to access the inbox of the other user, and then open the mailbox in Outlook. If you're having trouble resetting an AD password however, then perhaps you should be getting someone who knows more about AD ...


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Running on a DC can work, but it's kind of fragile. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940845 <-- MS KB article defining some of the problems. For one, you'll need to tweak some things to make sure the Exchange service start after a reboot. Completely separate storage on the same server is also a valid replication config, though as you note not as robust ...


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Option 1 definitely sounds the best. Microsoft don't recommend you install Exchange on a Domain Controller, and adding extra disks to an existing server isn't going to protect you if for example the motherboard fails in that machine. For your second server, the best thing you could do is buy the same server and configuration as your existing server. ...


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Have you checked to see if there is another client (Outlook ) running with that mailbox.. It could have archiving or a rule on it.



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