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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By : Biswanath Banerjee
Book Image

Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By: Biswanath Banerjee

Overview of this book

PowerShell has become one of the most important skills in an Exchange administrator's armory. PowerShell has proved its mettle so widely that, if you're not already starting to learn PowerShell, then you're falling behind the industry. It isn't difficult to learn PowerShell at all. In fact, if you've ever run commands from a CMD prompt, then you'll be able to start using PowerShell straightaway. This book will walk you through the essentials of PowerShell in Microsoft Exchange Server and make sure you understand its nitty gritty effectively. You will first walk through the core concepts of PowerShell and their applications. This book discusses ways to automate tasks and activities that are performed by Exchange administrators and that otherwise take a lot of manual effort. Microsoft Exchange PowerShell Essentials will provide all the required details for Active Directory, System, and Exchange administrators to help them understand Windows PowerShell and build the required scripts to manage the Exchange Infrastructure.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating and managing Retention Policies


Messaging Records Management (MRM) is used in Exchange 2010 and later versions to manage the e-mail lifecycle based on business, legal, and compliance requirements and for efficient storage management. Starting with Exchange 2010, retention tags and policies are introduced for MRM. Once you create a retention tag, you can apply it to an entire mailbox and default mailbox folders such as Inbox and Sent Items. You can also create personal tags that allow your users to apply them to individual items or folders using Outlook or Outlook Web App. Once the retention age is reached for a particular item, Managed Folder Assistant, which runs on mailbox servers, takes the action specified in the tag. For example, it can move the item to the Users In-Place archive or delete the message permanently.

Let's understand the different types of retention tags available and how they can be linked in a retention policy and applied to user mailboxes.

Retention tags can...