I have a Windows 2003 Server Running 2003 Exchange. Problem seems to be multiple users creating .OST files on their local computer.
I have email disappearing from certain date ranges on each computer (all random) After further investigation I used an OST-PST converter and found the missing email in the OST. I converted the OST to a PST and used Exmerge to import the PST back into Exchange with Dont create duplications....Well You all probably know how that turned out....duplicated calender/contact/and emails that were restored were showing as being sent or received 6 months from now.
It seems to me that the clients are losing connection to the exchange server and working in cache mode. When I open up Outlook from a few of the computers I get the prompt from working in offline mode ect...do you want to connect? I choose connect and then it establishes a connection with Exchange. I have one computer with an OST that is 3.5 gigs. I picked up this converter tool but can not find if there is a limit on size for converting an OST.....I know with Outlook 2003 there is a 2 gig limit with a PST unless you specify that it is bigger before the account is created.
Has anyone ever heard of a similar issue?