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Problems setting up mailbox cleanup Exchange 2003

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Here is the background:
Exchange 2003. I need to have a policy to clean up all mailboxes except for a handful of users. I need to clean up spam folders on all mailboxes.

Can I do  a cleanup based on group membership? Thats what I am trying. So far when I run cleanup and just report the results I only see 1 policy running and it runs on all mailboxes.

I'm at a loss. Please help.

Thanks,
Larry
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Thanks, I looked at that article before. It has helped some but I still am having problems. It still seems only 1 of my policies will run.

In the article, it says to exclude a group by using user attributes and does not mention anything about user group membership.

I need to have 1 policy run on all but a select group of mailboxes and the other to run on all mailboxes.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Larry
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well i am not usre about exclusion based on group membership..
first try one user and see if it works....if it does then try based on group membership....
since the article does not mention it i am not sure it will work...
also do not forget exclusion policy must be on the top of the list....
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this is how u find which mailbox policy is being applied to each user

http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchange/2004/06/troubleshooting.html
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by:lschroeder
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Thanks for the help. I can now run two different policies.

I guess that there is no way to run two policies on the same mailbox.

Is there a way within the same policy to bae able to delete some directories and just move others? I would like to delete the items is tne spam folder but move other items to the mailbox cleanup folder.

Thanks,
Larry
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The answer to ur question is NO....but if u read this article carefully
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258758
specially this part

The exception to these explanations is the Deleted Items hierarchy. Mailbox Manager handles items in the Deleted Items hierarchy differently than items in other folders. Mailbox Manager never moves items in the Deleted Items folder or any of its subfolders to the System Cleanup folders or back to the Deleted Items folder. Instead, when Mailbox Manager processes an item in the Deleted Items folder, that item is deleted immediately


u will see that mailbox manager in a very limited way is  capable of performing diffrent task from within the same policy.....but only when it comes to a deleted item folders....
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Thanks for the help!

Larry
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Thank you.
Take care and good luck.
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