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Running ESEUTIL on another server

Posted on 2006-05-15
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Last Modified: 2007-10-18
Is it possible to run the eseutil.exe tool on a different server from the Exchange server?

My Exchange 2000 server does not have the prerequisite 110% available space.  It has maybe 25%.  However, my file server has plenty.

If yes, then what are the recommended steps to run eseutil from another server?
Question by:mcnuttlaw
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Please have a look at this -->

How to run Eseutil on a computer without Exchange Server

Amit Aggarwal.
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Yes you can do this. Here is an article from the MS Knowledge Base:
How to run Eseutil on a computer without Exchange Server

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All you have to do is copy four dll's "Eseutil.exe, Ese.dll, Jcb.dll, Exosal.dll, and Exchmem.dll " from exchange 2000 CD

Steps are mentioned below:-

1. Create a scratch folder on the computer that does not have Exchange 2000 installed on that computer.

2. Copy the Eseutil.exe, Ese.dll, Jcb.dll, Exosal.dll, and Exchmem.dll files from the Exchange 2000 server's Drive:\Exchsrvr\Bin folder to the scratch folder.

3. Open a command prompt, and change directory to the scratch folder that contains the Eseutil.exe and Ese.dll files.

4. Run eseutil from this folder against any databases copied over from the Exchange 2000 computer.


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Two questions:

1) When you say "...databases copied over from the Exchange 2000 computer", do you mean that I should copy both the .edb and .stm files?

2) When eseutil is finished on server #2, do I need to manually move the compacted db's back to Server #1; thus, replacing the original db's?
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Exchange_Admin earned 1500 total points
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Since ksharma4 copied/pasted what was in the article that was posted in the first two responses I will answer this question for you:
1. Yes, copy both the EDB and STM files.

2. Yes you need to copy them back to the original server and replace the original files there.

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