Exchange 2007 mailbox quota plan?

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Is there a rule of thumb for sizing mailbox quotas by groups? Executives=X, Directors=X, Managers=X, Staff=X, etc. And is it considered better to do this at the mailbox or have different mailbox databases for groups and set this at the database level? I've read several discussions here and there but wondering what is considered the best approach. While there are less than 175 users now - I want whatever works best in the long run. Thanks for your reply. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question
ASKED: April 2, 2009  8:03 PM
UPDATED: April 3, 2009  1:08 PM

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I believe setting the quota at the mailstore database level is best. That way you can plan exactly how many mailboxes you can put in each store so as not to exceed a specific mail store size. And when someone’s needs change you can move that mailbox into the appropriate store. I think it would be way too great an administrative headache otherwise. As far as sizes, you have to decide what is best for your organization. For us we have directors and CEO’s at 1 or 2GB depending on need. The rest of the organization is 500MB. That is extremely generous compared to many other organizations I have seen.

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  • mshen
    The best approach is to create it at the mailstore level. Although if you have only a few users with special needs it might be easier to set their limits individually so you don't need to create a separate mailstore just for one or two users.
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