Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-09

A managed custom folder is a managed folder that’s created by an Exchange administrator and placed in a user's mailbox for messaging records management (MRM) purposes. The retention and journaling of messages in managed custom folders are controlled by managed content settings that are applied to the folder.

Managed custom folders are a premium feature of MRM. Each mailbox that has managed custom folders requires an Exchange Server Enterprise client access license (CAL). To learn more about the licensing requirements for MRM, see "Client Access Licenses and MRM" in Understanding Messaging Records Management.
Additional steps are required to deploy new managed folders. You can perform these steps by using other wizards in the Exchange Management Console or cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell. For example, you can use the New Managed Content Settings wizard or the New-ManagedContentSettings cmdlet to create managed content settings for managed custom folders. These settings control how the messages in the folder are handled. For more information about the steps required to fully implement MRM, see Deploying Managed Folders.

Looking for other management tasks related to managed folders? Check out Deploying Managed Folders.

Use the Shell to create a managed custom folder

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Messaging records management" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

In Exchange 2010 SP1, you can't use the Exchange Management Console (EMC) to create a managed custom folder.

This example creates the Business Critical managed custom folder that has a folder quota of 1.99 gigabytes. A folder comment is also enabled.

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New-ManagedFolder -Name 'Business Critical' -FolderName 'Business Critical' -StorageQuota '1.99Gb' -Comment 'Messages in this folder are retained for 3 years' -MustDisplayComment $true
You cannot specify a value larger than 1.99 GB for the StorageQuota parameter when you run this command. Instead, you can use the value “unlimited” if you want to specify a size that is larger than 1.99 GB.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-ManagedFolder.