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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
A new feature in Exchange 2000 allows you to limit the number of messages each MAPI client logon session can open simultaneously. Setting such a limit may be useful in your environment if certain client applications inadvertently open very large numbers of messages, thereby affecting overall server performance.For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: MaxOpenMessagesPerLogon Data type: REG_DWORD Data: 500 (set the type to Decimal)
Set the Data value limit to the number of simultaneously open messages for each client logon that you want; 500 is recommended for most environments.
Quit Registry Editor.
Restart the Information Store service.
NOTE: With this setting in place, each client can open no more than 500 messages. Open attachments do not count against this restriction, but open free documents in the database are restricted along with messages.