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Delete Deleted Items EXCH5.5

We are running Exchange 5.5 SP4 on WINNT 4.0 SP6a.  Recently we ran out of diskspace.  I compacted the database and was able to free up 400mb and can now get back into Exch Admin.  To free even more space I'd like to delete ALL deleted items from ALL mailboxes.  How can I do this without user intervention?

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ndenny
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BNettles73Commented:
Use the clean mailbox utility in the Exchange 5.5 administrator - http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6345_11-1061664.html
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BNettles73Commented:
I just realized that was a subscription site ... just launch admin.exe, click on tools, click on Clean Mailbox option. Make sure you check the right boxes ... you can preselect a mass group of mailboxes before launching clean mailbox to catch a group ... at least I think you can ... it's been a while since I used 5.5.
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ndennyAuthor Commented:
That's OK I joined up anyway.  I don't see where I would delete deleted items.  I see notes, calendar, age, size and stuff but nothing on just deleted items.  It's probably there, I just can't see it.
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BNettles73Commented:
You set the limit on how many days deleted deleted items are kept ... that is a different place ... I can't remember where you set it, seems like it was on the mailbox store properties ... let me see if I can find you something.
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BNettles73Commented:
Here you go ...

Deleted Item Retention - http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Enhanced_Deleted_Item_Recovery_In_MS_Exchange_55.html

You could just change how many days deleted items are kept ...
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