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Change Receive Limits in Exchange 2007 and 2010

Do you need to change your sending and receiving limits in Exchange 2007 or 2010?

There are two steps to edit either (or both) of the receive or send connectors in Exchange 2010. Here's a quick guide to both Powershell and Exchange Management Console.

 

 

 

POWERSHELL Change Steps:

Step 1: Change the Organizational Limits

 

♦ You can modify the organization message size limit with the following cmdlet from the Exchange Shell (For the example, we will set it to 45 MB):

→ Set-TransportConfig -MaxReceiveSize 45MB -MaxSendSize 45MB

Step 2: Change the Receive Connector Limit

♦ You can modify the receive connector limit with the following cmdlet from the Exchange Shell (For the example, we will set it to 45 MB, and the connector name is the name of the connector you are changing)

→ Set-ReceiveConnector “CONNECTOR NAME” -MaxMessageSize 45Mb

 
Step 3 (if you need it): Change the Send Connector Limit

 You can modify the send connector limit with the following cmdlet from the Exchange Shell (For the example, we will set it to 45 MB, and the connector name is the name of the connector you are changing)

→ Set-SendConnector “CONNECTOR NAME” -MaxMessageSize 45Mb

 

EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT CONSOLE (EMC) Change Steps

Step 1: Change the Organizational Limits

 

♦ You can modify the organizational message size limit with the GUI (Exchange 2007 SP1 and later):

→ To modify the maximum message size on Send Connectors, select Organization Configuration | Hub Transport | Global Settings tab |Transport Settings | properties | General tab.

Step 2: Change the Receive Connector Limit

♦ You can modify the Receive Connector message size limit with the GUI (Exchange 2007 SP1 and later):

→ (EXCHANGE 2007)To modify the maximum message size on Send Connectors, select Organization Configuration | Hub Transport | Receive Connectors -> select connector | Properties | General tab

→ (EXCHANGE 2010)To modify the maximum message size on Send Connectors, select Server Configuration | Hub Transport | Receive Connectors -> select connector | Properties | General tab

Step 3 (if you need it): Change the Send Connector Limit

 You can modify the Send Connector message size limit with the GUI (Exchange 2007 SP1 and later):

→ To modify the maximum message size on Send Connectors, select Organization Configuration | Hub Transport | Send Connectors -> select connector | Properties | General tab.

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