any limits on pst files for outlook 2003 that comes with sbs2003?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Michael, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    i've heard previously that in outlook 2000, the pst files have a limit of
    2G? once over that limit, there's problem.

    but does that apply in outlook 2003??
    Michael, Jul 15, 2004
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    Carl Webster Guest

    Carl Webster, Jul 15, 2004
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  3. Why not use the Exchange as the backend and not local pst folders. You
    want to ensure the mail is backed up right?
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jul 15, 2004
  4. Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 15, 2004
  5. Michael

    Michael Guest

    because exchange 2003 has a limit of 16G?

    Michael, Jul 24, 2004
  6. I believe 2Gb may still apply unless you you use Unicode format.
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Jul 24, 2004
  7. Erik Veenhuijsen, Jul 24, 2004
  8. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Michael, Jul 25, 2004
  9. That are indeed two tricky articles, but i think it's like this:
    When you use outlook 2003 alone and you create a pst file in unicode format
    (which is the default) than 20GB is the limit. But these pst files can only
    be used with outlook 2003, so all workstations accessing these files should
    use outlook 2003. If you created the pst file in outlook 97-2002 format then
    the file as an ANSI format and is limited to 2GB.

    When you use pst or ost file in combination with exchange, the file format
    is ANSI and a 2GB limit applies.

    Erik Veenhuijsen, Jul 25, 2004
  10. Tell the folks to clean out their mailboxes. Seriously ... and park
    what files they need on the server.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jul 25, 2004
  11. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jul 25, 2004
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