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74 gig mark in exchange 2003

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Does Microsoft support the exchange 2003 registry hack to 74 Gids
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Can you explain bitmore on your query so that it will help in responding to your query

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i have a microsoft 2003 exchange server, it has some issues, i used the registry tweaks to bring the data base up to 74 gigs.  since that time i have users lose their inbox's, or randamly deleteting other items at will. any idea why this would happen
I belive that You have enabled database size support to 75GB in Exchange 2003 std edition with SP2. If yes, then i haven't come across any problem after enabling this registry tweak.

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yes it is std sp2 it was installed with no thought process and now we are sufferting
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It is not a "hack" it is a feature included with exchange 2003 SP2. The registry change is how you control it because they didn't include a way to change it in the GUI.

I can see no reason why this would have caused the problems you are seeing.

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i agree have you ever seen email just vannishing for no reason
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You need answers to some more questions to find the root cause.
1. is it happening to all users or some users?
2. users on all stores on a specific store?
3. Is there a possibility that users are downloading mails using POP3 and removing the mails from the server?
4. Any mailbox management policy configured?
5. What is the mail item retention time set on the store? did you try to recover these missing items using "recover deleted items" section.?

Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.

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