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Deleted items retention

    Question

  • Hi,

    Our current deleted items retention policy is 4 days. I want to change the exiting retention policy to Never. I changed the retention tag and policy. How will I force update on all the mailboxes? Will it get automatically applied?

    What will happen to the emails that already have the 4 day retention policy applied?

    Please advise.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:21 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    In Exchange 2013 and later, it uses a work cycle model (by default, 1 day)to define how mailbox folder assistants perform working.  (Get-MailboxServer | FL Identity,*WorkCycle*).

    Also, we can run "Start-ManagedFolderAssistant" to immediately start messaging records management (MRM) processing of mailboxes and apply retention policy, and also tag.

    Therefore, we can run below command to apply it:
    Get-Mailbox | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant

    Once it complete, restart Outlook client, and check the retention policy on folder's property, also check the expire information for message.
    Figure as below:


    More details about it, for your reference:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/anya/2014/11/19/understanding-of-managed-folder-assistant-with-retention-policies/

    Best Regards,

    Allen Wang


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    • Marked as answer by DNair Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:19 AM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:26 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    In Exchange 2013 and later, it uses a work cycle model (by default, 1 day)to define how mailbox folder assistants perform working.  (Get-MailboxServer | FL Identity,*WorkCycle*).

    Also, we can run "Start-ManagedFolderAssistant" to immediately start messaging records management (MRM) processing of mailboxes and apply retention policy, and also tag.

    Therefore, we can run below command to apply it:
    Get-Mailbox | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant

    Once it complete, restart Outlook client, and check the retention policy on folder's property, also check the expire information for message.
    Figure as below:


    More details about it, for your reference:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/anya/2014/11/19/understanding-of-managed-folder-assistant-with-retention-policies/

    Best Regards,

    Allen Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    In Exchange 2013 and later, it uses a work cycle model (by default, 1 day)to define how mailbox folder assistants perform working.  (Get-MailboxServer | FL Identity,*WorkCycle*).

    Also, we can run "Start-ManagedFolderAssistant" to immediately start messaging records management (MRM) processing of mailboxes and apply retention policy, and also tag.

    Therefore, we can run below command to apply it:
    Get-Mailbox | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant

    Once it complete, restart Outlook client, and check the retention policy on folder's property, also check the expire information for message.
    Figure as below:


    More details about it, for your reference:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/anya/2014/11/19/understanding-of-managed-folder-assistant-with-retention-policies/

    Best Regards,

    Allen Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by DNair Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:19 AM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you. It worked.
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:19 AM
  • I have one more question.

    How can I find the current settings for the Recover deleted items in Exchange 2013. How will I change that to Never ?

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:26 PM