Exchange 2010 Archiving & Retention Confusion
Posted on 2011-03-25
I've read quite a few articles on the new Exchange 2010 SP1 archiving and retention policies and how the enable/implement/manage. I am however, a little confused about proper way to configure with the way the tags config screens are presented and some of the options are restricted.
Here is what I want to accomplish.
A) ALL email in mailbox gets default RETENTION of 1 year (system folders and personal).
B) All email in mailbox gets ARCHIVED after 3 months.
C) Additional TAG(s) for manual RETENTION of 2, 3, 4, & 5 years for special items [in Personal Folders ion MBX or ARCH].
To accomplish (A), do I...
1. Create individual tags for Contacts, Conv, Del, Drafts, Inbox, [etc], and 'All other folders' that each have a 1 YEAR RETENTION with ACTION = DELETE, and
To accomplish (B),
2. Create 1 tag with 'All other folders' 3 MONTH RETENTION and ACTION = ARCHIVE?
Does 'All other folders' archive tag apply to inbox/del/contacts/etc? Seems like 'all other' would exclude these, but then that means you cant set 1 year retention and 3 month archive on the same mailbox folder.
Any clarification would be greatly appreciated!