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Exchange admin and users archive .pst files best practices

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Last Modified: 2016-04-05
Hello all - I need some outside guidance please.  What is the best practice for a medium size business to handle the about 50 mailboxes and their .pst files?  

What I have now-
A 2GB full email size inbox- past that Outlook will notify them of their threshold and use the "I will stop working scare tactic"
Outlook 2010 Exchange
Outlook 2007/2010 clients.

What I need is a good way to default the users to a map drive and their pst settings for emails older than 1 year if possible.  

Can I default the Outlook client pst path via GPO or reg key somehow and as a exchange environment - can I force the archive settings (for a year or two) or are they strictly on the end users' client end to be configured?
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