we're running 2003 exchange standard edition- the priv1.edb and priv1.stm total 80gb- i used the microsoft
registry fix to increase to 75 gb- we will be upgrading to enterprise within the next week or so but in the meantime,
users are constantly getting the message "outlook is trying to connect to exchange" - these users are on a 100mbps
lan, same subnet, server is in the same office ( single D.C controller)-
some of the users have very large mailboxes, one user had 13 gb mailbox, i had her archive but this is a law firm
that handles class action law suits and their required to keep emails from 5 years. when i archived her mailbox ( pre-archive mailbox was 14 gb) after archiving it's 7 gb. problem is the archive.pst file is so large that it hangs-up
her outlook when opening. (she is running outlook 2003)- i tried running scanpst but it keeps failing the repair.
as a work-around, i turned off exchange cache mode and this helps slightly-
my main questions are:
1.) is their a limiit to the size of a users mailbox and what is recommended?
2.) what is the limit on the pst file ( archive.pst) when running outlook 2003?
3.) how can i get outlook to work better/ exchange- when they need to keep so many emails, Folders in their inboxes
, archiving is not doing the trick.