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


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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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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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That also looks about right to me. Do keep in mind that you won't be using all of that at once, so plan for expansion. You can start smaller, but so long as you can add space when you need it you can grow into that size. Another thing Microsoft recommends is to keep your individual database sizes down. Should any one of them blow up, a 1.9TB DB is going to ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Generally I strongly recommend against using any kind of PST-based archiving feature if you care at all about the integrity of the old email data. If users are having performance issues with Outlook opening (because their "Inbox" as 20,000 items sitting in it, etc) get the users some training about using folders to file messages. If you're having space ...


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Unfortuantely if the mailbox has been deleted, and has been purged from the server, so it is not longer availible in teh disconnected mailbox section, then you cannot use a Recovery Storage Group to recover it. This Technet article states: However, a recovery storage group cannot be used to extract data if the entire mailbox has been purged or ...


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Here is a posting from technet detailing this exact issue http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/46124982-7161-4241-b6e0-093cedeeda76 Looks like using ADSI Edit to delete out the public folders was the final step needed


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That's quite the way to go. Here's how I'm working : I asked all the bosses at my workplace to tell me when someone's gonna leave in a few day and they have to tell me what do I do with this user's data. I'm usually told to transfer it to another user or to delete it. When transferring, I'm using delegation, then moving everything they want, then ...


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What you need is a messaging archive solution. A 3rd party software/appliance that stores your users email in an external database and out of Exchange. That way you can keep your user's mailboxes small (like 500MB) and have unlimited long term storage. That is what we use where I work. If you want to keep an email you move it to an "Archive Folder". ...


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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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The current Users need to know what will happen, when, and how they will access the mailboxes in the future. The process of removing the old list and establishing the new full accounts with mailboxes should leave very little gap where the address does not exist. 1) Create the new full AD accounts and Exchange mailboxes. Name the account slightly different ...


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Try Uline. They have a full range of shipping supplies including many specialty items for keyboards, laptops, etc. Their target audience is companies who ship things on a regular basis. So, you may get stuck with a minimum quantity and have to buy more than you need. Styrofoam sheets http://www.uline.com/BL_874/Polystyrene-Sheets Foam Planks ...


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Yeah, Dovecots new mailbox format called dbox can do this. Single instance attachment storage. If multiple mailboxes/users have the same attachment, it's stored only once in disk.


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If I am reading your numbers correctly, and you said 2000 users per mailbox server, then the math looks good to me. (4GB mailbox store + 4GB copy from other server) * 2 servers = 16TB. Of course Exchange isn't my thing, so I can't really comment on if the copy is really that big or not.


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Edited as I reread the question: If you're doing 2000 mailboxes per server in a single database per server: 2000 mailboxes * 2GB = 4TB per database If you have 2 active databases: 4TB * 2 databases = 8TB for active databases but you have two servers in a DAG so each server requires 8TB: 8TB per server * 2 servers = 16TB total storage The chart you ...



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