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How to allow one mailbox to not have a Quota when the mailbox Store has a quota ?

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We have quotas on our Mailbox Store  of 500 MB.  I have one user the President who needs to have no quota.   If I turn off on his AD acount the use the Default for Quota ...Does that effectively give him no Quota ?     We did have him set manually to a  2GB quota which looks like the biggest that can be set manually.     I would like to have it where just he has no quota and the rest still have a quota.   Can I do it that way and just turn off the Use Default and it will give him no quota requirement ?
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by:rakeshmiglani
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that is correct.
also to set a quota of more than 2GB, you can check http://www.petri.co.il/setting_mailbox_limits_over_2gb.htm
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by:Andres Perales
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concur with Rake
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by:dwlinder
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Just to clarify so I am sure ..... When I say do not use quota for the one VIP but do not set a value in the ESM  it will not give him any quota ?   Is that what you are saying ?    Or do I have to go in and do the ADSIEDIT and set it manually ?

Also if I turn off Quota for the entire Mailbox Store  does it take effect immediately or do I have to stop/state Info Store.   Rather not do this.

Really want to just let the one VIP have NO Quota without having to move him to another Store.

Thanks,
David
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by:drothbart
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Yes, clearing the checkbox for using store quota and leaving the values blank will result in no limits.
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>When I say do not use quota for the one VIP but do not set a value in the ESM  it will not give him any quota ?
Yes
>Or do I have to go in and do the ADSIEDIT and set it manually ?
Adsiedit.msc is for mailbox size greater than 2GB
>Also if I turn off Quota for the entire Mailbox Store  does it take effect immediately or do I have to stop/state Info Store.
not immediately. it takes some time for the changes to replicate and for the information store to refresh its cache. restart of service is not required.
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by:dwlinder
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Great and quick  Solution.

Perfect.

david
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