How to view the Max store size set for Exchange 2003 (priv and pub)

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I know how to increase the max store size from 18Gb upwards, but I have an exchange server which reports that PRIV1 is 47Gb and PUB1 is 30Gb.

This suggests that someone has increased the default from 18Gb to something else.
I have looked at the specific Registry areas but cannot find any entries relating to the increase.

Is there any other way to see what the max storage limit has been set to?
I need to know as I am setting a threshold on our monitoring software.

FYI : I checked the registry locations:
Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\Server name\Private-Mailbox Store GUID
AND
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\Server name\Public-Public Store GUID

Looking for entries for DWord : "Database Size Limit in Gb"
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Database Size Limit Configuration and Management
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998066%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
if you have SP2 you can increase it to 75 GB (installing SP2 will auto mount you info store)
Read these:
http://www.petri.co.il/change_store_size_limits_ex2003_sp2.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828070
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is there an entry for Database Size Limit in GB?
Check for event id 1221 in the event log as well.

If there is no registry key entry then your store will dismount every night because it's over the limit unless your using enterprise edition?
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If your using enterprise edition there is no limits on the store size so there wouldn't be a registry key.
bluntTonyHead of ICT
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I would agree with Demazter, it sounds like you're running Enterprise edition if there is no key and you're not having any issues.

To check the edition, browse to the server in ESM. In the right hand pane there will be an 'Edition' column. What does it say here?

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alternatively just right click on the servername and select properties in ESM this will tell you the edition.

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The store does not dismount each night and we are not getting any issues, warnings or errors in the event logs

Went into ESM right clicked the server name and selected properties
It just says : 6.5 (Build 7638:2 Service Pack 2)
No mention of it being Enterprise (the word edition is not on the screen at all)

I am advised that this is not Enterprise version by the system administrator.
Is there any other way to check the Exchange version - in case they are wrong?
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I agree with demazter if you do not see the registry key then you must be using enterprise edition of exchange which does not require that key to increases the database size limit. You can open servers in ESM and there you could see you are using Exchange enterprise edition and not standard edition
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As bluntTony said.

In Exchange System Manager navigate to Administrative Groups > First administrative Group > Servers, highlight servers then on the right hand side it will tell you if it's standard or enterprise ( I thought it told you this when you looked at the server properties but obviously not)

However as I already mentioned if the store isn't dismounting every night and you don't see the registry key it MUST be enterprise edition.
bluntTonyHead of ICT
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In 2003, to view the edition, you need to select the 'Servers' container, in the right hand pane all your servers should be listed, with the Edition column being there.

If it's not there, right-click in the right hand pane, View > Add/Remove Columns > Ensure 'Edition' is one of the columns shown.

Tony

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Ok chaps - all of your indications point to this being Enterprise edition, regardless of the system admin.
I have asked him to check this (by finding the original media/package), but I am happy to close down the question as I think you are all right.

It's enterprise and therefore the max database size is 8000Gb (as it says in the event log
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Did you view the server in Exchange System Manager, this will confirm the version.
If the event log says 8000GB it is definately Enterprise.  Is this event 1221?

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Excellent - thanks for the VERY quick response chaps
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Interesting choice....... :-)
bluntTonyHead of ICT
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Sorry Glen, no intention to take points as you'd already pretty much answered the quesion. I was just pointing out how to find out the edition in 2003...
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No I have no problem with sharing I just thought the selection was interesting that's all.
Not as if I need them :-)

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