Under a default Exchange 2003 installation, all incoming
SMTP messages are written to a .eml file in the
folder “drive:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot”.
This is the same partition to which your Exchange program files are also saved.
In some situations, moving the location of the SMTP Mailroot
folder can improve the overall performance of your Exchange system. Specifically,
Microsoft recommends that you locate your Mailroot folder
on a disk or array with substantial performance benefits.
To move the Mailroot folder in
the Exchange System Manager.
to Administrative Group > First Administrative Group > Servers >
Name of your Exchange server > Protocols > SMTP.
your SMTP virtual server (usually named “Default SMTP Virtual
the shortcut menu, choose Stop.
the same SMTP virtual server again
the shortcut menu, choose Properties.
the Messages tab.
- In the
“Queue directory” field, provide the path to the new Mailroot folder.
the SMTP virtual server
the shortcut menu, choose Start.
Your changes will take effect immediately. You do not need
to restart the server or the Exchange services.