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Hi
I have a new installation for around 40 users:
Win2003/Exch2003 with latest service packs and patches installed.

I have had a couple of issues recently where users get a message when trying to
send a large attachement, in this case it was 9mb.  It says that there is a limit
on size? I have not put any limits on the server at all. What's weird is the user only
a few days ago managed to send files over 9mb?

Are there any limits set elswhere other than with exchange system mangager?

David
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Pete LongTechnical Architect
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Size Limits on Exchange 2003

Typical Error Message,

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject:      Emailing: wclive.md OpenZone CLC Adam Grice
Sent:      05/10/2005 09:29

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

support@wallchart.com on 05/10/2005 09:29
This message is larger than the current system limit or the recipient's mailbox is full.  Create a shorter message body or remove attachments and try sending it again.
MSEXCH:MSExchangeIS:/DC=uk/DC=org/DC=openzone:JOHN
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Can be set/fixed in various places


1. Global settings: In Exchange Manager Global Settings > Message Delivery > right click it > Properties
> Defaults > Check Send/Receive and Recipient limits

2. Connector Setting: (May not be using connectors) Administrative Groups > First Admin Group > Routing
Group > Routing Group Name > Connectors > Right Click > Properties > Content Restrictions > Allowed Sizes
> Check the Only Messages less than box.

3. SMTP Virtual Server Settings: Administrative Groups > First Admin Group > Routing
Group > Servers > Servername > Protocols > SMTP > SMTP Virtual Server > Right Click > Properties > Messages.

RESTART EXCHANGE SERVIVES TO MAKE TAKE EFFECT

If that wont fix the problem it may be set on a user level

Open Active Directory Users and Computers > go to user properties > Exchange General > Delivery Restrictions
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