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Exchange 2007 Delete Deleted Items after 30 days

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We need to delete all emails in the Deleted Items folder in Outlook, after 30 days. I created this policy in Exchange Server, and can also set this up for individual user mailboxes.

However, my question is, how do I set this up for all user mailboxes without going and applying this setting one by one to each user.
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As long as the users dont have the setting explicitly set on their account then the infomration store shoudl take precedenance..
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid43_gci1243231,00.html#
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by:pzozulka
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Thank you for your response. This article sounds like it is talking about deleted items retention. (After an email is deleted from the Deleted Items folder, Exchange Server will wait 30 days until it permanently deletes this).

I am talking about emptying the Deleted Items folder from Outlook after emails reach a 30 day of life within the Deleted Items folder.

I am referring to this post, except I need to make this for all user mailboxes, not individual ones.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_23012912.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+2007+delet+exchang+item
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Sorry misread.. Shall have a think..!
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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The final step is to schedule Exchange to run this periodically.
Server Configuration > Hub Transport.  Right-click on the server, choose Properties, then click on the Messaging Record Management tab.  In here you can tell Exchange when to run the process.
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I'm sorry, I must have worded my question wrong. I am not interested in mailbox retension or email retension. I am interested in Exchange deleting items older than 30 days from Outlook's Deleted Items folder.
Following these steps:
--Under Organization Configuration, Mailbox, you need to go to Managed Default Folders and select Deleted Items, then add a new Managed Content Setting that deletes items after they've been in Deleted Items for over 30 days

--Go to Managed Folders Mailbox Policies and create a policy that uses the new Managed Content Setting

--Assign the new Policy to the user in question


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This however works for individual users, I need to apply this to all the users.
My questions is how?
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Get-Mailbox | Set-Mailbox ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy 'Default Managed Custom Folders'

Applies setting to all mailboxes. For more info see below under Step 4:
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/compliance-policies-archiving/exchange-2007-messaging-records-management-part2.html
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