exchange 2007

Is there a way to reduce all mailboxes to 2 gb directly from exchange instead of deleting from individual mailboxes. I have converted virtual exchange from production which I am using in test environment but I am unable to complete all migration as some of mailboxes are over 10 gb.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can decrease the default mailbox size right on the server. However if you are performing a migration moving mailboxes setting the limit to 2GB when some of your mailboxes are 10GB will fail. So can you modify the server side default setting Yes you can. But for what you are doing, moving users mailboxes that are larger than 2GB with will fail and or the user will not be able to send/receive because they are way over the limit.

You need to have the mailbox set to unlimited move the mailboxes and then set retension policies to move or delete the mail currently in the mailbox. Once you have done that you can then tighten the quota on the server side down to 2GB.

You can do that either from the EMC or EMS.

Will.

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