Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-14
You can add retention tags to a retention policy when the policy is created or any time thereafter. For details about how to create a retention policy, including how to simultaneously add retention tags, see Create a Retention Policy.
A retention policy can contain the following retention tags:
- One or more retention policy tags (RPTs) for supported default
- One default policy tag (DPT) with the Move to Archive
- One DPT with the Delete and Allow Recovery or the
Permanently Delete action
- One DPT for voice mail
- Any number of personal tags
For additional management tasks related to messaging records management (MRM), see Messaging Records Management Procedures.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to completion: 10 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Messaging records management" entry in the Recipients
- Retention tags aren't applied to a mailbox until they're linked
to a retention policy and the Managed Folder Assistant processes
the mailbox. To learn more about the Managed Folder Assistant, see
Managed Folder Assistant.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
What do you want to do?
Use the EAC to add retention tags to or remove retention tags from a retention policy
- Navigate to Compliance management >Retention
- In the list view, select the retention policy to which you want
to add retention tags and then click Edit .
- In Retention Policy, use the following settings:
- Add Click this button to add a retention
tag to the policy.
- Remove Select a tag from the list, and then
click this button to remove the tag from the policy.
- Add Click this button to add a retention tag to the policy.
Use the Shell to add retention tags to or remove retention tags from a retention policy
This example adds the retention tags VPs-Default, VPs-Inbox, and VPs-DeletedItems to the retention policy RetPolicy-VPs, which doesn't already have retention tags linked to it.
|If the policy has retention tags linked to it, this command replaces the existing tags.|
Set-RetentionPolicy -Identity "RetPolicy-VPs" -RetentionPolicyTagLinks "VPs-Default","VPs-Inbox","VPs-DeletedItems"
This example adds the retention tag VPs-DeletedItems to the retention policy RetPolicy-VPs, which already has other retention tags linked to it.
$TagList = (Get-RetentionPolicy "RetPolicy-VPs").RetentionPolicyTagLinks $TagList.Add((Get-RetentionPolicyTag 'VPs-DeletedItems').DistinguishedName) Set-RetentionPolicy "RetPolicy-VPs" -RetentionPolicyTagLinks $TagList
This example removes the retention tag VPs-Inbox from the retention policy RetPolicy-VPs.
$TagList = (Get-RetentionPolicy "RetPolicy-VPs").RetentionPolicyTagLinks $TagList.Remove((Get-RetentionPolicyTag 'VPs-Inbox').DistinguishedName) Set-RetentionPolicy "RetPolicy-VPs" -RetentionPolicyTagLinks $TagList
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you have successfully added or removed a retention tag from a retention policy, use the Get-RetentionPolicy cmdlet to verify the RetentionPolicyTagLinks property.
This example use the Get-RetentionPolicy cmdlet to retrieve retention tags added to the Default MRM Policy and pipes them to the Format-Table cmdlet to output only the name property of each tag.
(Get-RetentionPolicy "Default MRM Policy").RetentionPolicyTagLinks | Format-Table name