How to set up retention policy for auto-archiving?

I need to start archiving mailboxes since they are became overgrown.
Is there any way easy way to maintain auto-archiving process running silently in the background?
Also, how to set up retention policy?

All help and  suggestions much appreciated.
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Are you wanting to use the outlook client or archive right from the exchange server?

Clients can be configurered to archive to a to a network share like the users my documents.
The links will guide you, please let us know if you need any further information.,289142,sid43_gci1178401,00.html

Honestly outlook archiving is a nightmare for me since it uses modified date to archive the emails. I use Symantec Enterprise Vault. :-)
kshychAuthor Commented:
fnichelson, how do I archive right from the Exchange server?
I'd like to have a minimum users interaction. I have 1 TB share which can be used for syncing.
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kshychAuthor Commented:
The most important goal I want to achieve is reduce size of mailboxed which some of them grew to size of 5-6 GB.
kshychAuthor Commented:
Subsun: all links are related to 3rd apps.
Any idea how to do it using SBS 2003 or perhaps free apps?
Did you check the "For outlook auto archive (If you are ready to take the pain)" links?
kshychAuthor Commented:
Those links imply why archiving using PST files is not supported.
Thanks very much for that but I need to find a good (and working) solutions quickly.
The store file size exceeds 65GB and soon will hit the limit.
As per my knowledge you have two options :

Option 1 : configure the outlook archiving using GP, refer the links for details
For group policy settings:
More info on Managing Users' Configurations by Policy
Office 2003 Service Pack 3 ADM for GP settings
Office 2007 Service Pack 2 ADM for GP settings
Setting Up Retention Settings in Outlook 2003
Understanding archive settings:

Option 2 :  Decide on any of the third-party solution

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