Small Business Susan

SMBKitchen: Checking limits

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Mailbox Quotas


Quota limits for mailboxes are by default defined at a Mailbox Database level. We’ll therefore collect details about the limits currently in place. Within the Exchange Management Console, navigate to Server Configuration>Mailbox and view each respective Database properties as shown below: 



 I removed them from my server and thus why there are no settings



From the Database Properties dialog window, record the Warning, Send and Send/Receive Limits as shown above


As the database limits are shown in Kilobytes, we can divide the values by 1024 (for example 1048576 KB divided by 1024 equals 1024 MB) and then record the values as shown below:


Storage Group

Mailbox Database

Issue Warning

Prohibit Send

Prohibit Send/Recieve

MailboxDatabase

MailboxDatabase

None

None

None

 

 


To record any exceptions from these defaults we need to be aware of, we’ll then open up the Exchange Management Shell and run the following command to display a list of users with overrides set and the values of those overrides.


Remember SBS has one up on the template level as well



So if you took that off (like many of us do) your output of the command below


Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Where {$_.UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults -eq $False} | Select Name,Prohibit*,Issue*


Will look like this:




More on the SBS quotas .. http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/10/28/how-do-i-change-message-size-limits-in-exchange-2007.aspx


We can then record that information in a table as shown below:


Name

ProhibitSendQuota

ProhibitSendReceiveQuota

IssueWarningQuota

SBSAdmin

20000MB

2Gb

1948MB

Susan

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

Susanb

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

 

 

 

 


Next up …send receive connectors….


Blogging my way (starting over) through a proof of concept migration from SBS 2008 to Essentials 2012 R2 series will be a SMB kitchen project whitepaper.  More about the SMBKitchen project at - http://www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business