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TonySterling | 15 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

It seems like EVDC is picking up pace and since more and more customers are deploying I have been writing some articles about it and how to use it.

Please give them a read, they can be found here:

Also, if...

Kristi Davis | 14 Apr 2011 | 20 comments

The following "New" Enterprise Vault 10.0 eLearning modules are now available on the Enterprise Vault Tech Center.

(The following modules were added recently)

Removing an Exchange Server from Enterprise Vault
This video shows how to remove an Exchange Server that you no longer want Enterprise Vault to archive. For the text version of this process refer to

Enterprise Vault 10.0.3: Exchange 2013 Support
This module covers how Enterprise Vault supports new releases from Microsoft, including —Exchange 2013 and —The new Enterprise Vault Office Mail App.

Enterprise Vault 10.0.3: Vault Cache Diagnostics
This module discusses the new reports available to monitor Vault Cache synchronization in the...

Rob.Wilcox | 12 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

Some people commented recently about an "issue" they see when running the Enterprise Vault 9 Deployment Scanner.  They see a message indicating that Sharepoint 2003 was detected per this message :

Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 has been detected, which is no longer supported. For the latest information on the supported versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server see the Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts at

Unfortunately that is the way that things are.  Enterprise Vault 9 no longer has support (ie the code was removed!) to archive or process Sharepoint 2003 servers.  The options available to you then, at this time are :-

a/ Upgrade Sharepoint

b/ Remove your Sharepoint data/targets.

Rob.Wilcox | 07 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

A question came up today about the Enterprise Vault Outlook Addin and "more" languages.

As you may know the Addin already ships in quite a few languages, and that list increases over time.  For Enterprise Vault 2007 we shipped the following :











Traditional Chinese

Simplified Chinese

For Enterprise Vault 8 Polish and Russian were added to the list.

For Enterprise Vault 9 Korean was added (actually it was added in EV 8 Service Pack 1)

And in Enterprise Vault 10 ... oh, well, sorry, I'm not allowed to say in case some people arrive in the middle of the night and beat me up.

There is a nice section or two in the Compatibility Charts, these cover what has been localised in each of the major releases (eg EV 8 and EV 9)...

Rob.Wilcox | 04 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago a colleague asked what was “included” in the OVStoreSize calculations.  On the Enterprise Vault Outlook client, Vault Cache consists of largely two components :

* Metadata cache

* Content cache

You always get the metadata cache – one per archive that you are synchronising with.  The Content Cache is dependent on policy.  As an Enterprise Vault Administrator you can specify the maximum size of the Vault Cache, using the registry key OVStoreSize (on each client) or the policy setting.  Users can also configure the maximum size by going in to the properties for Vault Cache once setup (from the Tools menu in Outlook)

In the users Desktop Policy you can see the setting for the size allowed :

You can see it can be based on a hard-maximum or a percentage of free space at the time of setting up the cache.


Rob.Wilcox | 30 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

Today, March 31st, has been declared World Backup Day.

When did you last do it?

Rob.Wilcox | 29 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

If you have storage expiry enabled, and you have enabled the Expiry Report button in Outlook, end users can click on the button and get a "live view" of what data is about to be expired from Enterprise Vault.

The way that this works is that the button in Outlook makes a call to searcho2k.asp, passing a parameter to indicate that you want to receive the Expiry Report (rather than the more normal "integrated search" web page).  On the server side of things, the index for the users archive is queried for items which are about to expire (based on retention category etc) and then the results returned to the client.  Remember that you can set expiry based on archived date or modified date (the default being archived date).

This is what the request looks like when it comes on to the Enterprise Vault Server :

2011-03-29 09:14:19 GET /EnterpriseVault/searcho2k.asp server=EXCH1&mbx=SMTP:pfg1@EV.Local&version=...

Rob.Wilcox | 28 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

One of the interesting things in Exchange 2010 is the Throttling Policies which Microsoft have introduced.  In Enterprise Vault we have a script with instructions which adds an unlimited/unrestricted policy and puts the task service account/mailbox into that policy.  But what does it look like on startup?

45313:46:40.332 [6448](ArchiveTask)<9708>EV:LCExchangeVersion::IsExchange2010orAbove (Entry) |

45413:46:40.332 [6448](ArchiveTask)<9708>EV:MCExchangeVersion::IsExchange2010orAbove|CExchangeVersion::IsExchange2010orAbove - Valid: [TRUE]

45513:46:40.332 [6448](ArchiveTask)<9708>EV:MCExchangeVersion::IsExchange2010orAbove (Exit) |Success  [0] |

45613:46:40.332 [6448](ArchiveTask)<9708>EV:MCAgentTask::CheckRunningAccountForMailbox - Executing query ((&(objectCategory=person)(|(&(msExchVersion<=2251799813685248)(!(msExchVersion=2251799813685248)))(!(msExchVersion=*)))(|(objectSid=S-1-5-...

Rob.Wilcox | 24 Mar 2011 | 4 comments

An old, old “bug” has been addressed in the upcoming release of Enterprise Vault 9.0.2.  When exporting an archive to PST, you could specify a size limit for the file bigger than 1.5-1.8 Gb.

Now you can !

Before :

After :

You can now go up to 20 Gb for a Unicode PST, 1.5 Gb for the old-school “2Gb max” ANSI PST.  And yes, it works.

Here is a nice picture of two exports of the same archive ..  One where I picked 2.2 Gb for the size, and one where I picked 3.6 Gb for the size of each PST :