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Archive Manager for Exchange 8.9 - Administration Guide

Introduction About the Administration Center Tools, Options and Settings Manager view Status view Archive view Post Processing Advanced Search Appendix


In addition to AMAC preferences specified under the Tools/Options as described above there are more AMAC preferences available under Tools/Settings. AMAC preferences apply if no specific archive settings are selected.

Run Archive Manager for Exchange (click Start/Programs/Quest/Archive Manager for Exchange). In the Archive Manager for Exchange window click on the Tools menu, and then click on Settings to open the Settings window.

Archive/Restore tab

Choose to re-archive delayed or backup shortcuts


Usually, when archived with Archive Manager, emails are replaced with shortcuts on the Microsoft Exchange Server. In some cases you may have decided to archive the emails and at the same time not to create shortcuts for them or delay the shortcut creation (this is done via retention categories, see the section Retention categories and their usage ). In such cases the emails are copied to archive and remain unchanged also in Microsoft Exchange Server (no shortcuts are created). In specific cases you may want to re-archive such items to save any possible modifications made after archiving. must you wish to re-archive these items (possible only manually), it is necessary to allow it:

Allow re-archiving of delayed shortcuts is checked – it will be possible to manually re-archive emails which have been already archived via retention category with "Delay shortcut creation” settings.

Allow re-archiving of backup shortcuts is checked – it will be possible to manually re-archive items which have been already archived via retention category with "Keep original email” settings.


NOTE: Both above mentioned options are only valid while the Archive Manager for Exchange is running. When the application is restarted, these options are reset. This function is supported only with MAPI.

Visualization tab

If you select Auto in the Size units when displayed or Size units when set dropdown menus, then the size of the files will be displayed correspondingly: in B, KB, or in MB.



Others tab

The following AMAC preferences can be managed from this tab:



Service status refresh rate - The default is 10 seconds. This means that every 10 seconds the status of the services will be checked and the list of services displayed in the Status view will be refreshed.

Mailbox access timeout - The default is 120 seconds. Timeout value for all open mailboxes across the application.


CSV column delimiter - The column delimiter can be set to a comma (,) or to a semicolon (;) for all export or import processes. You must check your MS Office settings first, and then set it accordingly.


Paging activates a faster response time when loading large sets of items in the Mailboxes, Archives, Public Folders, Public Folders Archive lists and advanced search. You can set how many items can be displayed on one page.

Activate paging - select this checkbox to activate paging. Clear the checkbox to deactivate paging.

Items per page - the number of items that are displayed in each set or page. The default value is 1000.


When paging is activated, the current page is displayed in the Page field at the bottom of the list. The administrator can navigate the pages in one of two ways: by entering a specific page in the Page field or by clicking the First, Prev (previous), Next or Last buttons to sequentially iterate through the pages.

Consider the scenario where each mailbox has over 50,000 emails items. Listing all the emails at once would require a significant amount of time. With paging activated, only a part of the list is displayed with navigation aids at the bottom of the list. When the administrator navigates through the pages, only a subset of the list is displayed and the time required to display the subset is greatly reduced.

If the average set of email items per user is less that 1000, you can choose to deactivate this feature. The navigation aids will not be displayed at the bottom of the list as shown below.


Paging is activated by default and we recommend that you must keep paging activated.

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