Exchange2003 seems not to display correctly capacity of mailbox

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In our company we run with Exchange 2003 server and our maximum limit is 16GB. We have configured our system such that, no one of our one hundred and fifty employees cannot surpass the 50MB limit in their mailboxes. This brings the total of 7.5GB as displayed by the management console, however, the Exchange database always gets filled up and as a result we are cut out. I am not sure if the management console is showing only the size of the inboxes. I am also wondering if there is a way I can create an archive based on folder size and also, have all the deleted data to disappear completely and block any other user from reconfiguring this setting. This is a strange situation and I have been unable to figure out this. I desperately need your help.

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Exchange2003 seems not to display correctly capacity of mailbox

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The great thing about the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server (Enterprise Edition) is that there is no default configured database size limit.  Now if you are using the Standard Edition though, the default configured database size limit for it is 18 GB with a maximum size of 75 GB.

To be able to set the database size limit of your Microsoft Exchange Server you must set registry parameters for each database that you are targeting for the size limit you are trying to modify.  Microsoft’s websites will help you with the registry settings, and on how to set the size limits for your messages in your Exchange server.  Please take note of all the possible tips and warnings that their page will provide to avoid further issues in the future.  Here are the websites that you can visit:
*Database Size Limit Configuration: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998066%28v=EXCHG.65%29.aspx

*Setting Size Limits for Messages in Exchange Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322679

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