Information Store Path

Mailboxes and  public folders in MS Exchange are contained in two databases, namely the private and public information databases. The private information database holds user mailboxes and the public information database holds public folders. The private and public information databases, which together are known as the Information Store.

From the "Information Store Path" option of Exchange Reporter Plus you can view the database storage paths of Information Stores in your Exchange Organization and also edit them.

To edit the default Database Storage Path of an Information Store :

  1. Click on Admin -->> Information Store Path (under Configurations)

  2. Select the "Organization".

  3. Select the "Server Name" to view the database path of Information Stores in that Exchange Server.

  4. Click on the icon against the "Database Storage Path" for the Information Store you would like to edit.

  5. This Pops out a modify screen which allows you to edit any or both "EDB Path" and "STM Path" for respective databases of Exchange Information Stores.

  6. Click on Update to modify the Database Storage Path for the Information Store.

The Databases of Information Stores in Exchange Server 2003 are stored in two different formats (.edb and .stm formats), Exchange Reporter Plus lists both these storage paths in different columns. The Databases of the Information Stores in Exchange Server 2007 are stored in a single .edb format and is shown accordingly.


Exchange Reporter Plus collects the size of Information Store databases from the database path displayed here. The database Path info (available immediately after the initial Essential Data Gathering Task is executed), is collected from the Active Directory.


A change made to a "Database Storage path of an Information Store" in MS Exchange is not automatically reflected in the Active Directory. This implies that the Information Store data is not up-to-date in the product. It is advisable to change that manually using the "Information Store Path" configuration option.

A manual update of the "Database Storage paths for Information Stores" is always given preference over the database path information collected from Active Directory using Essential Data Gathering Task.


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