specify storage limit for exchange user

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How can I put storage limit for user.

Example I have created one user and I want that he can not send & receive any email more then 1024KB. How I can I apply.

I tried from users properties>Exchange General>Storage Limits. But its is not working.
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Did you update the RUS?

It can take 2 hours before a change like that takes affect. The information is cached within Exchange and is only refreshed every two hours.

Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
Hi Simon, just wondering if it can be refreshed before then?  Everytime I change a users size limit I test it by sending a file from my gmail account to that business account (mine or a member in my department) and it takes effect immediately.

PS:  I'm not trying to say I don't believe your answer, was just curious and I and other newbies here can really benefit from all the info you guys provide.

Not trying to hijack thabash question BTW.


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to limit the size of outgoing and incoming emails, you actually need to change the delivery restrictions, rather that storage limits:
properties>Exchange General>Delivery restrictions
THen set the sending message size and recieveing message size.
Hope this gets you out of trouble.

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The only way to refresh the cache is restart the Exchange services. You can make a registry change to shorten the cache time but this is not recommended as it will have a performance hit on the Exchange server.

Not true. You can add add a registry value for this, read more at,  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327378
I mentioned the registry change.
However it isn't recommend as it will cause a performance hit - the information is cached for a reason. I have seen servers brought to their knees before due to the limit being shortened.

Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
I just now cought the actual subject and what thabash want's to do.  Thabash wants to restrict a user from sending and receiving emails larger than 1 meg.  Storage limits have nothing to do with this.  It's the delivery restrictions which is located in the ADUC on the Exchange server/exchange general/delivery restrictions.  This if will override the gateway delivery restrictions.  This is in conjuction with Jonesy2k suggestion.

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