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  • Question

  • Hi, Im setting up a Retention Policy in Exchange 2010 SP1 to delete mail in the Deleted Items Folder that is older than 30 days. 

    At the bottom of the policy there is a warning saying "Personal Tags are a premium feature. Mailboxes with policies that contain these tags require an Exchange Enterprise User Cal" 

    Currently I believe we only have Exchange Standard User Cals.  Checking on that.

    So my fear is that im now doing things illegally?  Am I? 

    Will I have to purchase the Exchange Enterprise User cal for this feature?

    If so, that seems weird as it has nothing to do with users connecting to my Exchange server. 



    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:20 PM


All replies

  • Hi Mike,

    Here you find an overview which features an enterprise license need:

    Default policy tags do not need an enterprise cal, but if you need an
    retention tag for personal folder you will need them:

    Best regards

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, December 20, 2010 2:12 AM
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:34 PM
  • So just to clarify cause im still confused at what counts as a Default Policy Tag from the link above. 

    What im doing is going into the Exchange 2010 Managment Console and under Retention Policy Tags im creating a new tag, the tag type is Deleted Items. 

    Since Deleted items is a default folder, then does that mean the policy tag is considered a Default Policy Tag?

    If so then I wouldnt need to upgrade the User Cals.

    Thanks Again


    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:04 PM
  • Hi Mike,

    If so then I wouldnt need to upgrade the User Cals.

    Right - only for personal folder like subfolders under the inbox you will need
    this CAL. Perhaps you should think about deleting items in the Deleted Items
    folder - it is the story with the garbage collection at your home! Someone
    should throw this things away... ;)

    Best regards

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:10 PM