02-18-2017 05:31 PM
02-18-2017 05:31 PM
02-19-2017 02:51 AM
There can be a number of reasons why the retention policy/tags are not taking efect, in general you can start troubleshooting by making sure the correct tags are applied. If this is a new mailbox or recently migrated one, it might take a while for the MFA to start processing it, you can give it a push via the Start-ManagedFolderAssistant cmdlet. If it's still not working, check the *ELC* properties via:
Export-MailboxDiagnosticLogs email@example.com -ExtendedProperties
You should have no problems editing default/folder tags, but after those are changed the policy needs to be reapplied/the mailbox reprocessed. For the Deleted items tag, best create a new, non-default policy and assign it to the mailboxes in question. Renaming the default policy should also work, but I seem to recall some instances where the changes there were overwritten...
02-19-2017 04:24 AMSolution
I agree with Vasil, is your mailbox an E3 with Archive activated ?
02-19-2017 05:32 AM
02-19-2017 10:26 AM
02-19-2017 11:05 AM
@Vasil Michev. Yes, it just felt like a retention policy sort of thing to me. I suppose it is pretty user specific at that point though. Maybe a user does not really want to use the archive folder. Anyway, this answer the question about what is going on.
02-19-2017 01:52 PM
02-19-2017 08:17 PM
my question is why would you want to have your 5 years of email available offline? is there a business requirement for that?
02-19-2017 11:24 PM
Hi Adnan, just a sugestion, a lot of my clients has realised that 2 years in offline is not enought and they have realized that 5 years is the medium requested by the users.
The 2 years default retention will fit almost all organizations, but the 5 years change is a medium of the organizations that I have worked.
02-20-2017 12:00 AM
Well, for what it's worth, there's an ongoing debate on the Exchange list whether we even need archiving at all now that we have 100GB primary mailboxes.
02-20-2017 01:32 AM
Vasil, always a good question about the Archive vs Mailbox that now have 100Gb on E3 and E5. The only thought that using Archive Policies, is if the client wants to have the x years on the Mailbox and do not have problems with .OST file regarding the size of the hard drive of the end user machines they will want to activate the Archive Mailbox. It always depends how the end user machines that could have small hard drives will respond to small free space once the Mailbox will have may Gb of data.
02-20-2017 05:55 AM
02-20-2017 10:33 AM
100 GB mailboxes, if this the case and people are demanding and leaning towards it then why use Outlook client on the dsktop. it iwll be a nightmare not only for the user but also for the network to support (imagine a comapny with thusands of user). OR this is something I'm thinking wrong?