Mailbox Store Controlled by Policy
Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-21
The Microsoft® Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value of the msExchPolicyList attribute of each mailbox store object. The msExchPolicyList attribute determines whether an Exchange Server mailbox policy has been created and assigned to a mailbox store. If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the msExchPolicyList attribute has been set, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays a non-default configuration message.
By default, when mailbox stores are created, they do not have a mailbox policy assigned. Usually, administrators create mailbox policies and then assign them to multiple mailbox stores. These policies apply administrative settings such as storage limits, indexing updates, maintenance intervals, mappings to public stores, and offline address lists. If a mailbox policy has been created and assigned to a mailbox store, the Analyzer tool displays a message stating that the mailbox store is currently controlled by a mailbox policy. No additional actions are required.To remove a mailbox policy from a mailbox store
Open Exchange System Manager, and then expand Administrative Groups in the console tree.
Expand First Administrative Group, and then select System Policies.
In the results pane, right-click the mailbox store, and then click Remove from policy.
In the Exchange System Manager window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the mailbox store.
|If the System Policies node is not visible in the console tree in Exchange System Manager, configure Exchange System Manager to display Administrative Groups.|
For more information about mailbox store policies, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
822938, How To: Use System Policies to Configure Mailbox Storage Limits in Exchange Server 2003
256141, How to Create System Policies in Exchange
For more information about Exchange Server database files, see the following Exchange Server 2003 topics: