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Can an Excange 2003 IS be established using a UNC path?

Posted on 2009-02-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
The partition with the Exchange 2003 IS has only 3GB of space left, and is growing at a rate of 2Gb/month. Due to the size of the company share directory on that partition, it cannot be moved. My only option would be to move the Exchange IS. The only problem is it would have to be moved to another server. Can you setup exchange to connect to the IS using a UNC path, without having to install Exchange on the target server? I know this should not be done this way, but I have no choice. I know what SHOULD be done, but i want to know if this CAN be done.
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Question by:mhdcommunications
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You can only use a local drive for the store. Exchange will not allow a network share to be selected.


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I was able to move the IS to a share on another server using the UNC path with ADSIedit.msc. Although it would mount, it would immediately dismount due to "Hardware error". It also corrupted my IS

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