Topic Last Modified: 2006-06-06

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Active Directory® directory service to determine the value of the msExchPolicyList attribute of each mailbox store object. The msExchPolicyList attribute determines whether an Exchange Server mailbox policy has been created and assigned to a mailbox store. If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the msExchPolicyList attribute has been set, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays a non-default configuration message.

By default, when mailbox stores are created, they do not have a mailbox policy assigned. However most of the time, administrators create mailbox policies and then assign them to multiple mailbox stores. These policies apply administrative settings such as storage limits, indexing updates, maintenance intervals, mappings to public stores and offline address lists. If a mailbox policy has been created and assigned to a mailbox store, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays a message stating that the mailbox store is currently controlled by a mailbox policy. No additional actions are required.

To remove a mailbox policy from a mailbox store
  1. Open Exchange System Manager and expand Administrative Groups in the console tree.

  2. Expand the First Administrative Group and then select System Policies.

  3. In the results pane, right-click the mailbox store and select Remove from policy.

  4. In the Exchange System Manager window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the mailbox store.

If the System Policies node is not visible in the console tree in Exchange System Manager, configure Exchange System Manager to display Administrative Groups.

For more information about mailbox store policies, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

For more information about Exchange Server database files, see the following Exchange Server 2003 topics: