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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

A managed default folder is a mailbox folder (such as the Inbox folder) that appears in Office Outlook 2007 by default and to which MRM has been applied. The retention and journaling of messages in managed default folders are controlled by managed content settings that are applied to the folder

Additional steps are necessary 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 default folders. These settings control how the messages in the folder are handled. For more information about the steps required to fully implement managed folders, 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 default 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 default folder.

This example creates a managed default folder Corp-VPs-Inbox of type Inbox. The comment 'Messages are removed from the Inbox folder after 120 days ' will be displayed in supported clients, and users will be unable to minimize the comment in Outlook.

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New-ManagedFolder -Name 'Corp-VPs-Inbox' -DefaultFolderType Inbox -Comment 'Messages are removed from the Inbox folder after 120 days' -MustDisplayComment $true

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