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Exchange Server 2003 Increase size limit for a message

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I went in and changed the maximum allowed message size and it is still not letting me send a message larger then 10 megs. Do I need to reboot the exchange server for this to take effect?

 Thanks,

 -Derek
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by:rakeshmiglani
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what limit is set now? and where all did you change the limit? did you restart any service after that?
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by:derekjr
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I set it to no limit for a temporary basis. I went into global settings then message delivery. What service do I need to restart? And if so will it kick people off of exchange?
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by:trenes
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Hi AnthonyHanson,

You also need to set it on the smtp connector.
hope that helps

Regards,

Trenes
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by:derekjr
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i checked the SMTP connector and there was no limit on it.
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by:rakeshmiglani
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are you sending between routing groups or to the internet?
check whether you are able to send internally
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by:derekjr
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i can't send it internal. what is the service i need to restart. will it kick people off of exchange??
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by:kristinaw
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all the places you can set limits and 'who wins' when more than one is set:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322679

kris.

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by:derekjr
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Checked all those places.  the only place it is set is in Global settings
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by:kristinaw
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well, what size limit did you set in global settings, and what size message are you trying to send?
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by:derekjr
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Well i set it to no limit. Our CFO needs to send a report that is 20 megs.
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by:kristinaw
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has he ever heard of FTP? how about winzip?

try setting it to 30 megs rather than 'no limit'.

kris.
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by:derekjr
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Yeah didn't work
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by:kristinaw
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if you bounce system attendant this should definitely fix it. this will have the usual ramifications.

kris.
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by:derekjr
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what would the ramifications be? people lose connection to exchange?
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by:kristinaw
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yes, briefly. if you look at the other services that are dependent on system attendant, or try this is a lab environment, you should be able to see that the information store service will need to be restarted with system attendant.

kris.
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derek, did u get ur issue resolved?

kris.
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by:derekjr
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no i never restarted the services because i couldn't have down time. he just mailed it on CD so it's good. THanks for your input though chris
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