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Searching for text in Mailboxes in Exchange 2003

I am running Exchange Server 2003.  I have over 1500 mailboxes.  I need to find all occurances of an email that has been sent with particular text in the subject line.  I knew how to do this with previous versions using the virtual drive M.  How can I do this in Exchange 2003?
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i am not certain does exmerge do this are not we will need more answers
you can use exmerge to search the mailboxes
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246916
the account that you use to run exmerge needs to have rights to do that
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273642
Here's a tool that might meet your needs:
http://www.quest.com/recovery_manager_for_exchange/
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It's not recommended to expose the M: drive any more, since lots of people had bad experiences with it in E2000, but it is actually possible to show it in E2003, too:

subst m: \\.\BackOfficeStorage\yourdomain\MBX

remove it with:

subst m: /d

I think something like Ontrack's PowerControls can do your search, but I don't know of any other way.
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exmerge helped me find it, but it was not very nice to use.  
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where do I type this subst ...... text to show my M: drive?
You type it into a CMD prompt.

All Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt
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I typed that subst in but kept getting invalid parameter message.  Or invalid path, depending if I put the space after m:
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Wow.  Tried to use this message stats software - but can't even get it to load.

But Thanks for the "Showing M: thing" that is just what I wanted!