Increasing Free/busy schedule availabilty to 12 months

Posted on 2006-04-05
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
Backend Setup: several Exchange 2000 & Exchange 2003 servers
Clients: Outlook 2002

Background: Currently Free/busy schedule availabilty for all clients is set for 2 months

Question: If Free/busy schedule availabilty on clients is increased to 12 months, what are the implications on Exchange servers performance, diskspace etc?

Any thoughts, information, articles will be appreciated.

Question by:QLDJustice
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    Free/Busy information is published for 2 Months by default. You can increase it to 12 months but it would again be client specific. If the user will login from some other Outlook client, this will again be changed to 2 months.
    To change this - Outloook client - Tools - Option - Calendar Option - Free/Busy Option - Publish 6/12 months

    2nd, Free/Busy information is stored in System Folders (public folder store) and this information is stored in 1 PF store per administrative Group.
    I dont think, this will eat much of your disk space and will affect the server performance. If you have a dedicated PF server, its good.

    Amit Aggarwal

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