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outlook does not archive emailes stored on exchange server

Hi,
My customer has Outlook 2010 running against Exchange 2007 (SBS2008).

Outlook 2010 is only set to store 6 months cached locally (i.e. in the .ost file)

There is email going back to 2010 on the server i.e. in his Exchange mailbox.

When archiving is run in Outlook it is not finding anything to archive.

Why is this ?  Am I missing something about the way this is supposed to work ?
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Turn off cached exchange mode for archiving, then turn it back on when complete.  

Or let cached Exchange (.ost) store the entire mailbox.  Outlook will only archive what it can see, and in cached mode, there's only 6 months worth of mail.

If you configure Outlook to auto-archive everything 6 months or older, there's no reason to keep the six month limit on the .ost file either.
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Found the solution myself.