Auto-Archive not going to destination; outlook 2013 and Exchange 2013


I'm working on setting up AutoArchive in Outlook 2013. I'm in an organization running Exchange 2013. I configured the settings for AutoArchive to save to a network share but I don't see a pst created on the designated destination.

Instead when I scroll down too the bottom I'm getting the following  message:

"There are more items in this folder on the server, Click here to view more on Microsoft Exchange"

Sure enough after clicking on this item the rest of the old emails show up.

So my question is, where exactly are these archived items living on the exchange server?

Why can't I make them live in the network share that I pointed to in the settings page in Outlook  ?

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You can have an archived on the server, or archived to a an archive.pst by the client application.
Which one are you configuring? If I am not mistaken, autoarchiving configured on the exchange is a server based archiving solution.  Archiving by the outlook client, will save it to the local archive.pst file.

To have it in the network share, the archiving has to be done the by the outlook client. i.e. when in outlook you have to run the archive message now tool.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
PST is not a good way of storing mailbox data. Not sure, why MS is not disabling this option. Now come back to your question, where is this network drive hosted? Is this on a windows server?
MrRogers2Author Commented:
Hi Arnlod,

I'm trying to configure an archive.pst by the client application. So based on what you're saying the server takes precedence over the client configuration.
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MrRogers2Author Commented:
Hi Amit,

Yes, its hosted on server 2012.
MrRogers2Author Commented:
Ok, so I'm reading the TechNet article on in-place archiving. I come from the very old school exchange 03 environment so I'm looking for an archive folder and what not. Seems that this is seamless experience for the user creating a separate mailbox for archive mail. I'm not seeing the capacity decrease when I archive, is that suppose to happen ?
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
This should answer your query

I suggest you to use Exchange Archive feature. However you need Enterprise CAL. If you don't want to use Exchange Archive feature. Just increase the mailbox limit. Exchange 2013 support upto 100GB without any issue. It has lot of improvement compare to earlier version. However, I personally not allow 100GB mailbox. Somewhere between 20-25GB is best for user and 25 GB might be enough for any user. If user is managing mailbox properly, It might take years to fill it.

PST you can use, in case you need to present it for some legal use. Rest in prod, don't give PST to users. Rest you can review with your management and decide accordingly.

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