Priv1.edb file size too large - need to reduce size

I have read your solutions to this problem and have a couple of questions, How do you take exchange "Offline"?  In the Services?  Also how exactly do you run the ESEUTIL?  Questions from a novice.  Appreciate any help.  I am also fighting a very large Priv1.edb and Priv1.stm files in Exchange which is taking up a great deal of space.
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Yan_westConnect With a Mentor Commented:
check this page out about running degrag:

http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=3841
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Yan_westCommented:
To put your store offline:

Start Exchange System Manager.

Right-click the database that you want to dismount.

Click All Tasks, and then click Dismount Store.
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MicrotechCommented:
what verion of exchange are you running? a great deal of space is how large? limit of standard version is 16GB.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;enus;q192185 is a step by step for all versions
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MicrotechCommented:
sorry yan_west I am slow typing... did not mean to duplicate
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topjimmieAuthor Commented:
Just signed up for this site yesterday.  Speedy responses, and all where helpful.  Thanks
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