Solved

Change Mailbox size limit message

Posted on 2013-11-20
3
537 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-11
We have an Exchange 2003 server.  We have mailbox size limits set for user's mailboxes.  When the user reaches their limit, they receive the message below.  I would like to change the wording of that message.  How can I do that?

This is what they receive now:

Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator.
Your mailbox size is 189880 KB.
Mailbox size limits:
        You will receive a warning when your mailbox reaches 175000 KB.You may not be able to send or receive new mail until you reduce your mailbox size.
To make more space available, delete any items that you are no longer using or move them to your personal folder file (.pst).
Items in all of your mailbox folders including the Deleted Items and Sent Items folders count against your size limit.
You must empty the Deleted Items folder after deleting items or the space will not be freed.
See client Help for more information.
0
Comment
Question by:2368Longfellow
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
EMJSR earned 500 total points
ID: 39663678
There is no easy way to do this in Exchange 2003. It can be done, but if memory serves it involves rewriting a DLL file. While this would eventually work, any subsequent update that is applied, or any other change that is made, will very likely revert any changes.

The tool you would need is RLQuikEd, and it is part of this package:

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/RLTOOLS.EXE

The file that would need changing is MDBSZ.DLL (in "%programfiles%\Exchsrvr\bin").

I will see if I can give you some further information should you want to try and proceed, but I have to look and see if we have a working Exchange 2003 box anywhere.

EDIT:

OK, so, yes. All you need to do is create a copy of the DLL file in case of issues, then run RLQuikEd, load the DLL file and you will see all the text information there. Rewrite any messages you want, then save the DLL and restart Exchange services and/or reboot.

Keep in mind that this could cause problems and you also want a copy of the DLL outside of Exchange (both original and modified), so in case something gets updated, you can either put it back or restore it.

Needless to say this is unsupported by Microsoft.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:EMJSR
ID: 39690347
Have you had a chance to try this?
0
 

Author Comment

by:2368Longfellow
ID: 39995415
I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier.  Once I saw your answer and considered the ramifications, I decided that the unsupported solution would not be in the best interest of the client.  I was hoping the text was somewhere where it could be easily modified and not put the system or client at risk.
Thanks very much for your response.  Even though I did not pursue it further, the information you provided was exactly what I was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question