Solved

Why doesn't mailbox size defaults in Exchange 2010 apply to all users?

Posted on 2014-09-02
6
224 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-05
I have the default mailbox size set to warn users at 6500MB. But users are not being limited. I used the get-Mailbox -Identity to check the size of a user mailbox and here's what I got:
 
IssueWarningQuota        : unlimited
ProhibitSendQuota        : unlimited
ProhibitSendReceiveQuota : unlimited

The user does have the storage quota set to "Use mailbox database size"
0
Comment
Question by:ronfast
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McKillop
ID: 40300837
Hello,

Setting the warning quota alone will not impose any limits on the mailbox. It simply issues a warning. You need to set the prohibit send and/or prohibit send/receive quotas if you want to impose limits.

-JJ
0
 

Author Comment

by:ronfast
ID: 40301375
I understand but no one is getting any warnings even though the they are over the default mailbox limits.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Jamie McKillop
ID: 40301522
What value do you have set for the ProhibitSendQuota?

-JJ
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Iain MacMillan earned 500 total points
ID: 40303519
you would add the stop send or stop send & receive quotas on the actual mailbox database storage volume -- on the EMC under Organisation Config --> Mailbox, you should have your database(s) listed for you mailboxes.

In the Properties, click the Limit tab and then set your required numbers.  You can also set config for deleted items and mailboxes.

Then comes the tedious bit, to verify a few mailboxes and make sure their Mailbox Settings-->Storage Quota is set to Use Database defaults and your all set.  You can enforce immediately if you restart your Info Store Service, or leave it overnight and your staff will have fun in the morning when they realise they are over quota!!!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ronfast
ID: 40304619
Thank you!! Yes i must be diplomatic about imposing limits.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Iain MacMillan
ID: 40305543
your welcome, and diplomacy is always optional in my book...... :)
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

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

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
Suggested Courses

617 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