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Hi

I have seen this really nice article on setting up an Exchange archive and retention policy.

http://www.falconitservices.com/support/KB/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=146


If I follow this article to the letter, does this require Enterprise CALS, or will the standard CAL's be sufficient.

Many Thanks
Chris
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by:Sean
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I believe it will require an enterprise cal. What you can do is test by fallowing this artical and applying the policy to a test user and collect your org health info and that will tell you if you have an enterprise cal in use or not.

here is how to collect the info (you may want to run it once before if you don't run it often)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351156%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx
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Hi Zindel1,
OK have setup, and collected the info, which does now report
TotalCALMailboxes,32,False',
EnterpriseCALs,1,False',
StandardCALs,32,False',

So this looks like an enterprise cal is required

But still confused, as from the following
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/the-enterprise-cloud/understand-exchange-2010-licensing-options/3510/

Seems to imply that "Default" retention policies are permitted with a standard CAL.
so what part of the article is using the Enterprice CAL ?
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default retention policies are what is applied to the database, so all users in that database so it applies to the users in the database. Enterprise cals are used when you apply a policy to a single user. so when you go and edit the user's mailbox and give him/her a retention policy that require an enterprise cal. so in your first article when it is creating the retention policy tags and applying it to the individual users, that is considered an enterprise cal.
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by:supertramp4
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Thanks for your great comments so far.

So, is it possible to effectively have a "move to archive after 2 years" that is applied to all users ( and is set only by the adminstrator to everything ) so that it complies with standard CAL requirements ?
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Unfortunately no that would require a personal tag as well as an archive so both those require enterprise cal. Thankfully 1 enterprise cal covers both those for a user. If your wanting to use archiving you will need to have enterprise so i would recommend only using this for the users with very sensitive and important information in their emails.
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Nice and clear - Thanks
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