Data Retention Policies
Exchange Data Retention Policies
This is a two step process, where you create a set of rules first “retention Tags” and then apply the rules in your retention policy.
When creating retention tags there are a few different types of tags you can create:
Default Policy Tag (DPT) – This allows creation of either a deletion policy or archive policy on entire mailbox.
Retention policy tag (RPT) – Applied to the default folders created when a mailbox is made, examples are Deleted Items, Inbox
• Options for this type of tag have to use one of the two deletions types
o Delete and Allow Recovery
o Permanently Delete
#Step 1 Create Data Retention Tags
New-RetentionPolicyTag -Name "ScriptsbyScott-Corp-Delete" -Type All -AgeLimitForRetention 30 -RetentionAction DeleteAndAllowRecovery
New-RetentionPolicyTag -Name "ScriptsbyScott-Corp-JunkMail" -Type JunkEmail -AgeLimitForRetention 5 -RetentionAction PermanentlyDelete
#Second Step is to create a retention policy and include the tags created above.
New-RetentionPolicy "ScriptsbyScott-RP1" -RetentionPolicyTagLinks "ScriptsbyScott-Corp-Delete","ScriptsbyScott-Corp-JunkMail"
#Third Step is to Apply Retention Policy
#Single Mailbox Setting
Set-Mailbox "shead" -RetentionPolicy "ScriptsbyScott-RP1"
#Global Enterprise Setting
Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Set-Mailbox -RetentionPolicy "RetentionPolicy-Corp"
#Step 4 Verification
Get-Mailbox Shead | Select RetentionPolicy