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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Managed content settings are applied to the managed folders in users' mailboxes to control the retention and journaling of messages for messaging records management (MRM). Managed content settings define when messages that are no longer needed are to be removed or journaled (copied) to a separate storage location outside the mailbox. For example, the managed content settings that you apply to a user's Inbox folder could specify that its contents should be automatically deleted or moved to another folder after 60 days.

The managed folder assistant generates journal reports based on managed content settings for a managed folder. This approach is different than that of the Journaling agent, which generates journal reports as a part of either standard or premium journaling. For more details about Journaling, see Understanding Journaling.

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

Configure managed content settings

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 EMC to configure managed content settings.

The following command configures the managed content setting MyManagedContentSettings to apply a retention age of 120 days, delete messages upon expiration, and allow recovery.

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Set-ManagedContentSettings -Identity MyManagedContentSettings -RetentionEnabled $true -AgeLimitForRetention 120 -RetentionAction DeleteAndAllowRecovery

For detailed parameter and syntax information, see Set-ManagedContentSettings.

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