ok, check this pst scenario: exchange site in uk, 450 users, 400mb mailbox limit, 30gb store.
servers are located in london, remote sites in northern cities connect via 2mbps links. users often hit the mailbox limit and have to archive to pst. in london, they just move items to a pst on their local disk, and we make sure that they understand their data is no longer available via OWA or backed up nightly. in the northern cities, the techs have put the PST's onto network drives. i immediately yelled "pst on net drives = bad" but their philosophy is that they have plentiful disk space on their file servers and a fast network, so they do this to gain the advantage of backing up the pst's. i can't think of any good reason to persuade them to store the pst's on local hard drives, and i think that's because there isn't one. dan. > -----Original Message----- > From: Ed Crowley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: 11 January 2002 06:11 > To: Exchange Discussions > Subject: RE: Slightly OT: PST policies > > > That's fine  but keep them off file servers. > >  not really > > Ed Crowley MCSE+I MVP > Tech Consultant > Compaq Computer > "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral > problems." > > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Cook, David A. > Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:34 PM > To: Exchange Discussions > Subject: RE: Slightly OT: PST policies > > > I have read all those things about PST=BAD and I have used > all of those. > I gave my suggestion of do not allow any PSTs and I was told that we > have to allow PSTs. The reasons is the best part of the whole thing, > "they have always been able to use PSTs so we can't take that > away from > them". Politics is the problem. > > The more I'm thinking about this the madder it makes me. I've > given this > recommendation before and then this time I was asked to give the > recommendation again so it could be taking to the powers that > be. I give > my recommendation and I'm told it is not acceptable. I'm pretty much > being given the recommandation and being told that it is my > recommendation now justify it. I can't justify the wrong decision. > > So that was my rant that you all could care less about but thank you > everyone for the input. > > > Dave Cook > Exchange Administrator > Kutak Rock, LLP > 402-231-8352 > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm > Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp > To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]