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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook by Peter De Tender, Michael Van Horenbeeck

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Configuring In-Place Archiving

Over the years, many companies have grown accustomed to using PST files to offer users an archive-like experience. Especially, the ease of use and neat integration within Outlook made it a very popular feature. On the other hand, PST files also have some severe drawbacks. First of all, as they should only be stored locally on the computer, it's very difficult to make them highly available. To work around this problem, many companies have wrongly stored PST files on a network share. However, this is not supported and can easily render a PST file corrupt. Not to mention the slowness it brings upon Outlook and the fact they're not available through OWA. All in all, enough reasons to try to avoid them.

Because PST files ...

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