Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-23

A managed folder mailbox policy is a logical grouping of managed folders. When a managed folder mailbox policy is applied to a user's mailbox, all the managed folders that are linked to the policy are deployed in a single operation, thereby making the deployment of messaging records management (MRM) easier.

For example, a managed folder named Patents Documents and another managed folder named Legal Documents could be linked to a managed folder mailbox policy named Legal Team. When you apply the Legal Team mailbox policy to a user's mailbox, the managed folders that are linked to that mailbox policy (Patents Documents and Legal Documents) are then applied to the user's mailbox in a single step.

You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to manage all aspects of managed folder mailbox policies. For more information, see the following topics:

When you select a managed folder mailbox policy in the result pane, the following actions are available either by right-clicking the policy name or by using the action pane.


Click Remove to remove the managed folder mailbox policy.


Click Properties to view the managed folders that are linked to the policy, or to add or remove links to managed folders.

Managed custom folders are a premium feature of MRM. Mailboxes with policies that include managed custom folders require an Exchange Server Enterprise client access license (CAL).

For More Information

For more information about managed folder mailbox policies and MRM, see Managing Messaging Records Management.

To learn more about licensing requirements for MRM, see "Client Access Licenses and MRM" in Understanding Messaging Records Management.