Personal Archive in Exchange 2010

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I am looking to install SBS 2011
I am looking to use A Fully On-Premises Small Business Solution.
I want to use Personal Archive in Exchange 2010
I have spoken to Microsoft who inform me I need to purchase part number
74P-00008 a hosted archive license even though the server is Fully On-Premises

Does anyone have any views/experience of this.

Can a Personal Archive reside on a Fully On-Premises Small Business Solution.

In any case how big can it be?
 
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Top Expert 2011

Commented:
Hi,

If you look at SBS 2011 standard you have a fully on premise solution which includes exchange 2010, you are able to use the archive functionality included in exchange 2010 only thing is you need to buy beside the SBS CAL's also exchange 2010 Enterprise CAL's for the use of the archive feature.

The personal archive is just a special Mailbox on your exchange database and can grow as big as you allow them.

When you look at SBS 2011 essentials you have a on-premise dc, file, but not exchange and or sharepoint these are only possible via a connector to a hosted solution.

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Thanks for that
Are you saying there is a difference between
a. archive functionality included in exchange 2010
b. personal archive is just a special Mailbox on your exchange database and can grow as big as you allow them.

or are you talking about the same thing.

What I ideally want is a both group email account say info@ that becomes huge and personal archiving that is always available via webmail etc

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Also are you confirming thta the archive is held on the local server.
Microsoft implied the archive was always hosted ?
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
Hi,

No both a en b are the same.

Yes the mailbox is hosted on your own exchange server.

Take a look here http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2009/08/archive-mailbox-in-exchange-2010.html maybe that clarifies some more. Otherwise just ask and I will try to get the answer clear for you.

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