Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-22

Use the Messaging Records Management tab to configure the schedule for the managed folder assistant. The managed folder assistant is a Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistant that places the managed folders that you have created into users' mailboxes and applies managed content settings to managed folders. When the managed folder assistant is running, it processes all of the mailboxes on a server. If the managed folder assistant does not finish processing the mailboxes on the server in the time that you specified, it automatically resumes processing where it left off the next time it runs. There is one managed folder assistant for each server.

You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to start and stop the managed folder assistant. For more information, see Start-ManagedFolderAssistantStop-ManagedFolderAssistant, and Set-MailboxServer.

For more information about the managed folder assistant, see How to Schedule the Managed Folder Assistant.

Schedule the Managed Folder Assistant

Use this list box to schedule the managed folder assistant or to prevent it from running.

The following options are available:

  • Never Run   Select this option to prevent the managed folder assistant from running.

  • Use Custom Schedule   Select this option to configure the managed folder assistant to run at specified times. If you select Use Custom Schedule, you must also click the Customize button to define a schedule. There is no default schedule.


Click this button and use the Schedule dialog box to set a schedule for the managed folder assistant. To set the schedule, click the time grid in the dialog box. The managed folder assistant runs during the time slots that you select, which are marked in blue. You can select the same time slot every day by clicking a column header for a specific time slot. You can select an entire day by clicking the name of that day.

The default time slot for the grid is one hour. For finer control, you can change the schedule grid to 15 minute intervals by clicking the 15 minute button. Scheduled intervals must be at least 15 minutes apart.

For More Information

For more information about messaging records management (MRM), see Managing Messaging Records Management.