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2GB PST Limit Within Outlook 2003

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Citrix environment, Office 2002 installed with Outlook 2003 installed over it. Exchange Server 6.5 with SP2. Obviously exmerge will fail exporting anything over 2GB. The solution is to export certain dates of data into different PST files less than 2GB.

I attempted to export an 8GB mailbox and a 4GB mailbox by opening Outlook 2003 and manually exporting to a PST, however each process failed, on two different computers, at exactly the 2GB mark. This happens both when logged into Outlook via Citrix and when running Outlook locally and attempting to export. I've sucessfully exported the mailboxes manually by exporting folder by folder to separate PST files, but I was wondering if there are any specific registry keys or known problems with a mixed install of Office that would prevent Unicode PSTs from being automatically created?

The only thing I have found would be the following:
To force Unicode or ANSI PSTs, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OfficeXX.0\Outlook

Add the NewPSTFormat value with one of the following values:

Prefer Unicode PST: 0 (default)
Prefer ANSI PST: 1
Enforce Unicode PST: 2
Enforce ANSI PST: 3

The only thing is, there is no registry entry that I can find that forces Outlook 2003 to do the contrary of what is the default and make ANSI PST files.

Any input? Exchange Voodoo dolls for me to poke at?
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