Autoarchive in outlook 2007 with exchange 2007, can it be done via Active Directory? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello people. We have one exchange 2007 server, with about 570 outlook 2007 clients divided on about 20 branches nationally.

    We have Exchange setup on 5 databases, which are between 150 and 250 GB of size each. The problem is that sometimes those databases collapse, especially on midnight tasks and sometimes they go offline.

    So, we want to reduce the size of those databases and what we want to do it to take all mails 2011 and lower and archive them to a .PST outside the computer and store each one on a different server.

    The problem is that we only know how to do that manually and want to know if there is a way to do this on exchange itself or via active directory. We use exchange 2007 standard edition. What are our options?

    Friday, January 4, 2013 9:56 PM


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  • I would personally be looking to go to exch 2010/2013 and using personal archives. Apart from that you cant do from AD and your other option would be to use the export commands from powershell. Moving to PST files isbfairly old and most are moving away from it. Its not a strategy I would implement.  Storage has come down in price and would be the same if using personal archives.


    Sunday, January 6, 2013 2:17 AM
  • Hi,fjleon,

    You can download the office admin templates(Download it from here) and configure the auto archive items with Group Policy in Active Directory.You can check for more details.

    And another old thread for your reference.

    However,store PST file in network location is not recommended,upgrade your Exchange server to 2010 and use the personal archives will be better.



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    Monday, January 7, 2013 9:36 AM