In Exchange 2010, how can I remove the mailbox size quota?

In Exchange 2010, how can I remove the mailbox size quota?

I'm currently migrating email boxes from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 but keep receiving errors since the size of the mailboxes exceed the quota limit allowed on the new Exchange 2010 server (see the screenshot).

How can I completely remove this Exchange 2010 mailbox size quota?
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dekkarCommented:
The easiest way is to do the following

Go to Organization Configuration and into the properties of your "Mailbox Database"

go the third tab along labelled "Limits"

here you can remove the quotas or change them.

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NetfloCommented:
From the following MS Technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297937.aspx


1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.
2. In the result pane, on the Database Management tab, select the database you want to configure.
3. In the action pane, under the database name, click Properties.
4. Use the General tab to view status about the mailbox database, including the mailbox database path, last backup, and mailbox database status:

Issue warning at (MB)   Select this check box to automatically warn mailbox users that their mailbox is approaching its storage limit. To specify the storage limit, select the check box, and then specify in kilobytes (KB) how much content can be stored in the mailbox before a warning e-mail message is sent to the mailbox users. You can enter a value from 0 through 2,097,151 megabytes (MB) (2.0 terabytes).

Prohibit send at (MB)   Select this check box to prevent users from sending new e-mail messages after the size of their mailbox reaches the specified limit. To specify this limit, select the check box, and then type the size of the mailbox in MB at which you want to prohibit the sending of new e-mail messages and notify the user. You can enter a value from 0 through 2,097,151 MB (2.0 terabytes).

Prohibit send and receive at (MB)   Select this check box to prevent users from sending and receiving e-mail messages after their mailbox size reaches the specified limit. To specify this limit, select the check box, and then type the size of the mailbox in MB at which you want to prohibit the sending and receiving of e-mail messages and notify the user. You can enter a value from 0 through 2,097,151 MB (2.0 terabytes).

Hope this helps.
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regisitCommented:
Can anyone explain how database limits relate to Storage Quota?

In SBS2011, you manage users Storage Quota via the Console, account properties, E-Mail properites. There you have Enforce the storage quotas and a Quota size which is 2.0GB by default.

However, in Mailbox properites (Exchange Management Console) there is no "storage quota" as such, just the mailbox limits as specified above. Changing a users individual Storage quota results in their Mailbox limts being changed. However, changing the default mailbox limits (EMC) seems to have no effect on individual users Storage Quota. For example, removing all default limits (EMC) does not result in individual users Storage Quota being disabled (SBS Console).

I'm trying to find the best/proper way to increase all users mailbox quotas, but aside from on the individual users account properties (SBS Console) there is no mention of Storage Quota specifically anywhere in the EMC (or for example Set-Mailbox powershell command).

All seems very disjointed!
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NetfloCommented:
SBS is all wizard driven, you're not suppose to administer via Exchange Management Console.

This post will provide assistance on what your trying to achieve: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_27178133.html
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regisitCommented:
Thank you - for clarity, default mailbox sizes/limts on SBS2011 are set through User Roles.

To be aware, *if* limits are set through EMC, then these do not appear to be reflected in the SBS Console. Assuming all the SBS Console wizards do is set things appropriately in Exchange, then you can end up with an inconsistent view on SBS by managing such things through EMC.
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