Last post Jun 04, 2008 09:44 AM by leonsay
Oct 01, 2007 11:51 AM|rhyse|LINK
I’m new to the Microsoft Provisioning system so please bear with me, while I try to outline what I am trying to achieve
I am looking to create an Organisational Plan that has the following characteristics.
The total organisation assigned mailbox space is = the sum of each individual user
No individual user is limited to a specific amount of mail space, but organisation is.
The option to limit users mailbox size, within the organisation and allow “left over” space to be pooled amongst the rest of the users
Extra mailbox space may be purchased per organisation, when required
Need the option to assign the organisation to a specific mailstore or be shared across mailstores
I think I am going to need to use the Dynamic option (see below for what I think will work)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<description>Mailbox and 500mb Public Folders. Mailbox storage quota increases dynamically, dedicated info store</description>
<description>Mailbox and 500mb Public Folders. Mailbox storage quota increases dynamically, shared info store</description>
<execute namespace="Hosted Email 2007" procedure="CreateOrganizationPlan" impersonate="1">
<forEach name="plan" root="data" path="plans/plan" ifNull="skip" />
<before source="data" sourcePath="preferredDomainController" destination="executeData" destinationPath="preferredDomainController" mode="insert" />
<before source="plan" destination="executeData" mode="merge"/>
<after source="executeData" destination="data" mode="merge" />
Or will I have to create a new organisational plan for each separate company and assign the plan to the required organisation.
Also when creating a user within the organisation (if assigning a separate paln to each company), what do I set the mailbox limit to be if I want the user to be able to use as much space as required within the organisations
limit, would it be 0, or would I just leave the <prohibitSendReceiveQuota> & <prohibitSendQuota> options out of the user plan. I am assuming it would not be a insanely large number as this would reduce the resources available to the company.
5 User Company. With the purchase of each user account the company gets assigned 1GB of mail space (5GB total). The company has 2 users whose mailbox does not grow over 250MB. 1 user has a 750MB mailbox and 2 users with
mailboxes sitting around 1.5 GB.
Now the company would like to purchase extra mail space for the current users without adding any more users.
Sorry if you have been over this before im just looking to get my head around how this works.
Apr 24, 2008 11:48 AM|jagjit.singh|LINK
Did you got the answer of the question. We are looking for help on the same issue.
Apr 24, 2008 02:23 PM|rhyse|LINK
No, i didnt get an answer for this and couldnt find a method of achieving the goal the best solution I found was to get the company to set mailbox limits per user based on how they though mailspace would be needed for each user. But to be honest i havent
looked at this again in a while so im not sure if anyone else has figured a way around this
Apr 24, 2008 03:05 PM|jagjit.singh|LINK
Thanks for reply.
We are searching for the solution but the only difference is that, we are looking for option to limit the number of user's per organization also including of Sharing the one pool of space allocated to them.
Apr 24, 2008 03:26 PM|DmitriG|LINK
In both cases you have to create/develop your own business logic. Default resource's management logic in HMC doe not support what you want.
Jun 04, 2008 09:44 AM|leonsay|LINK
Hi your explanation seems to be a little confusing but you can do it if i have understood correctly.
You would create an organisation plan that would be 5 gig restricted
You would then create a user plan that is dynamic. eg users use whatever they use however you would need to specify a quota warning for each user otherwise you will have no idea when the org runs out of space and either would the users.
I personally wouldn't do it that way purely for the problem of dealing with quotas and warnings is an absolute nightmare. Most users are happy to have a plan assigned to them just give them options with the plans for individuals. And as they hit each quota
warning they will just be able to upgrade to the next plan size. There isn't a limit on plans so you can grow the plans in 100mb incriments or whatever you feel acceptable.
I believe that answers the question if not let me know.