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Barracuda Archive Search Customization Options

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This article refers to the Barracuda Message Archiver firmware 5.2 and higher, and the Barracuda Archive Search version 5.2 and higher. 

This Barracuda Archive Search Deployment Kit includes an administrative template that allows you to enforce or modify certain functionality and features included in the tool. You can use this template to customize your deployment.

The following table describes the Barracuda Archive Search customizable features.

Archive Service PropertiesDescription
Barracuda Message Archiver URL

URL Microsoft Outlook users use to connect to the Barracuda Message Archiver:

  • Only the hostname is needed; HTTPS is always used
  • URL must be externally accessible if users plan to access the Barracuda Message Archiver outside your local network
  • Include the port if the Barracuda Message Archiver is using a non-default HTTPS port, for example, for example,
  • You can select to prohibit users from specifying a different URL
  • If necessary you can require a valid TLS certificate
Set Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service as default selection

When enabled, the Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service is selected by default in the configuration dialog box during initial setup:


See Barracuda Archive Search for Windows for more information.

General PoliciesDescription
Maximum cache size

Specify the maximum cache size.

Maximum search cache size, in MB

Specify the maximum search cache size in megabytes (MB).

Search cache path

Specify the search cache path; this path can include environment variables( 1). If the path is not set, the default path is set to:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Barracuda\Message Archiver\Outlook Add-In\Cache

Use system default email renderer

When enabled, messages open in the default program associated with the .eml extension. If no program is associated with this extension, the policy is ignored.

Message copy limit

Specify the maximum number of messages in a single operation that a user can copy from the integrated Outlook search.

Excessive message copying from the Barracuda Message Archiver to either a Microsoft Exchange account or to a PST file can be resource-intensive. Set this limit low to discourage users from copying a large number of messages in a single session. Instead, users can copy messages in multiple copy operations.

Set this value to '0' to disable all message copying.


(1) For more information on environment variables, refer to the Microsoft TechNet article Recognized Environment Variables.