How to Configure Database Limits and Properties

Exchange 2007

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to configure database limits and properties.

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, click the Mailbox server that contains the database you want to configure.

  4. In the work pane, expand the storage group that contains the database you want to configure, and then click the appropriate database.

  5. In the action pane, click Properties.

  6. Click the tabs on the Properties page to select the settings that you want to view or configure.

  7. Click OK.

For detailed information about setting database limits and properties in the Exchange Management Console, click Help on the various tabs of the property page, or see the following topics:

  • Run the following command to set mailbox database properties:

    Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity MyMailboxDatabase <parameters>
  • Run the following command to set public folder database properties:

    Set-PublicFolderDatabase -Identity MyPublicFolderDatabase <parameters>

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-MailboxDatabase and Set-PublicFolderDatabase reference topics.

For more information about storage groups and databases, see Managing Storage Groups and Databases.

For more information about mailbox databases, see Managing Mailbox Databases.

For more information about public folder databases, see Managing Public Folders.