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Opt-out options for Personal Archive Mailboxes Exchange 2010

We are in the beginning stages of implementing Personal Archive Mailboxes for our users.  Currently we have a small group of testers using them.  We like it fine but have noticed some gotchas such as no support for any mail client on Mac and searching on OWA is a two step process.

We are considering going ahead anyway but would like to have a contingency plan just in case some people decide to opt-in but later decide that they want to opt out.

What comes to my mind now is that if they want to opt out the mail box gets moved into a database that has a very long archive policy and then they are given a timeframe within which they will have to move their mail back into their regular mailbox.

I am looking for better suggestions.

Thanks
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pony10usCommented:
Just curious as to why you would want to move the archive to a database?

When you turn off archiving it does not remove access to the existing archive folder (.pst). If you are storing the .pst on a server then you can just go ahead with the time frame (put that in a policy) and at the end of it simply delete the .pst. Of course you need to disconnect it from the users Outlook in order to delete it. That can be done by right clicking it in Outlook and selecting disconnect.
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amnhtechAuthor Commented:
To be clear I am not referring to an Archive.pst file created by Outlook.  I am referring to the Personal Archive mailbox available in Exchange 2010.  This will give us the ability to use cheaper, slower disks for data that is less frequently accessed while still giving the user the ability to access all their mail from anywhere in the world.  the Archive.pst file is only available on the machine where the PST file was created.
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pony10usCommented:
Actually you can place the .pst on a network share and then it can be accessed from anywhere you allow.

However, since you are running 2010 you have a feature that I don't have in 2007 so I will step aside and let someone else assist you.   :)
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amnhtechAuthor Commented:
Gonna close this since no one responded in several weeks
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amnhtechAuthor Commented:
No response in several weeks.
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