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FSRM and Using external script to delete files older than x date.

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Have just installed FSRM and can see how to manage quota emails etc which is fine. My question is about taking it one stage further. I know on Windows 2008 then you can use file management tasks but wondered what others use on server 2003 ? Does anyone use a script or batch file to clear out or move files older than a certain date or do you mostly rely on users to manage their own folders ?

If anyone has any thoughts then I would appreciate the heads up.

Thanks very much
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I let the users handle it & just make them delete files when they get too large or mailbox gets close to being full.

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hi
Thanks very much for the response, would sooner have something that cleared things down than waiting on end users to delete files. I am wondering if I need to upgrade the box to Windows 2008 R2 so that I can use the file management tools but it seems a bit extreme for what I need to accomplish...

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Letting the users delete the messages,files when they run out of quota is the only way to go.
If you setup auto deletion scheme you will likely at one point or another delete a message the user needed. If the quota only applies to the inbox and if the users are aware of a policy that anything in the inbox older than x days will be deleted unless they move it to another message folder, then you could run a deletion on the inbox.  But this will not assure that the user's quota will. Remain under the limit.
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As a different approach, announce a policy that all trash and sent folders will be gone through and old messages removed. A lot of hard drive space is taken up by the trash folder and sent folders. Imagine all those attachments you have ever sent? That would free up quite a bit of space. It is very dangerous (as a policy I mean) to delete ANYTHING from a users account. That could really anger some users to the point of doing your site name damage. Be very careful if taking that approach. Look at the alternatives first. Good luck with it.