Tool to get archive settings for all folders in a mailbox

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
We are Exchange 2003 SP1 and Outlook 2003 ...

Anyone know of a tool that you can run on a mailbox to get a report of the auto-archive settings for all the folders in the mailbox?  That would come in very handy in my work.


Question by:TomJatABRG
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    I don't know of a specific tool to extract Autoarchive settings, but I included some ideas just in case.

    On our network, we defined autoarchive in a GPO.  In Group Policy, AutoArchive policies are located under \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\Tools Options\Other\AutoArchive.  Outlook policy file is Outlk11.adm

    The default aging periods for folders are:
    Inbox, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Journal, Drafts: 6 months
    Sent Items, Deleted Items: 2 months
    Outbox: 3 months

    Office Profile Wizard helps you to create and distribute a default user profile, including standard locations for files and templates. Using the Profile Wizard, you can preset options so that users don't have to customize their settings. You can also change default values to match your organization's needs or to ensure that users have access to shared templates. When you deploy a standard user profile, all of your users start with the same Office configuration.  

    It does not capture Auto-archive options set for a particular folder, which you set by right-clicking the folder, clicking Properties, and choosing options in the AutoArchive tab.



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    Greetings, TomJatABRG.

    I don't know of a tool that will produce a report or get the settings for every folder, but I do know of a tool ( that will show the settings for a given folder.  If you have someone available who can modify this code, then they could potentially create the tool you're looking for.


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