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How do I know if an Exchange 2010 retention policy was ran?

Hello everyone,

We have recently upgraded to exchange 2010 from 2003. We then went on to creating a few mailbox retention policies and now we have reason to believe that  users have lost emails from sub-folders the had withing their inbox.

We were not aware at the moment that the inbox policy would also be apply to sub-folder in the inbox. Is there a way to run a report or view a log file to see if it was run, how many times, or who was affected?

Thanks in advance!
LIM College
LIM College
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Praveen BalanSolution ArchitectCommented:

If you are looking for report for retention policy, i think it will be difficult,

I hope this is what you are trying to ask(past discussion in EE), http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26838175.html

You could try using the MFCMapi.exe against a profile to see how it affected an individual mailbox

- Session
- Logon and Display Store Table
- Select Profile you'd like to use
- Open the mailbox (double click)
- Expand Root Container and Top of Information Store
- Browse to the folder,notes, etc that you would like to verify and double click
- Highlight one e-mail and look for the following property name on the bottom pan:
     - PR_RETENTION_DATE  (How long it would stay there before being deleted)

One more thing, if you highlight the Inbox or any other folder, you can see the folder retention period on the right pane


You can also see the PR_POLICY_TAG value (Non friendly  format) which you could use it to compare against other folders along with the retention period
LIM CollegeIT DepartmentAuthor Commented:
Thank you, we have decided to just create a managed folder policy and which we will use in a powershell script and set it as a scheduled task this way it will run and automatically add new users to the rentention and managed folder policy.
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