How do you edit Retention Policies is Exchange 2010

Posted on 2014-04-07
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Last Modified: 2014-04-07
It's been years since I edited our Exchange retention polices and I can't recall how to do it?  

Detailed steps please.
Question by:J.R. Sitman
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suriyaehnop earned 800 total points
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Launch EMC | Expended Organization node | Mailbox | Recipient Policies tab | Right click on policies and choose properties

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Krishna Patil earned 800 total points
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In the console tree,
navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.

In the result pane, on the Retention Policies tab,
select the retention policy you want to edit.

On editing, you can add/remove retention tags or you can remove/add exchange mailboxes.

*And for immediate change application
run following command from exchange shell
start-managedfolderassistant -identity mbxname

For detailed info

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by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 39983578
Great.  Got it.  One more question.  In the policy is it possible to have all new users mailboxes added automatically?
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Once policy udpated, you have to apply to mailboxes.

If you want the policy to apply to new user automatically, you have to EMS with combination of:

1. New-Mailbox
2. Set-Mailbox

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by:J.R. Sitman
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Since both answers came it together, I split the points.  also thanks to @suriyaehnop


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