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Enterprise Vault 10.0.4 is now Generally Available

Created: 11 Jul 2013 • Updated: 06 Sep 2013 • 8 comments
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Today the Enterprise Vault team celebrates the release of 10.0.4 and what a release it is!

10.0.4 is our largest ever Enterprise Vault service pack. It contains more features, fixes and performance and scalability testing cycles than we’ve ever put into a single service pack release before. We have also successfully been running 10.0.4 internally in our production environment since March. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, then let’s take a brief look at what is included in this release:

Enterprise Vault Extensions: A framework that enables Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP) partners to develop new archiving applications to extend the set of content sources that can be archived by Enterprise Vault along with the ability to view and manage these Extensions through the Vault Administration Console.

PST migration enhancements: 

  • Enhancements to the way that end-users interact with PST migrations including the ability for end-users to see PST files migration status, the ability to authorize the migration of their PST files and even submit additional PST files to be migrated.
  • Enhanced functionality for the Enterprise Vault administrator to search computers that contain PST files more effectively, directly input the known locations of PST files/computers and prioritize PST files for migration in the correct order.

Retention Enhancements: 

  • It is now possible to allow Enterprise Vault to automatically expire data from the archive, based on Retention Category, while preventing end-users from manually deleting items in the archive. This setting is configured per Retention Category.
  • Enterprise Vault can now be configured to prevent Retention Category updates when the retention period is decreased. For example, moving a shortcut in a users mailbox may result in a different retention category being assigned to that item but only if the new retention category is equal to or longer than the original. In this case, longest retention period wins.

Indexing Exclusions: Gives the capability to specify email content that you do not want Enterprise Vault to index, such as email disclaimers and corporate email signatures. Excluding known static content can improve the quality of searching and reduce the number of false positive hits in a Discovery review set

EVSVR Check pointing: Check pointing is supported for most EVSVR operations, so, if an operation is stopped or fails for any reason, it will continue from the latest check point instead of having to restart from the beginning.

Retention Category assigned in SharePoint rule: The default retention category can now be overridden within Enterprise Vault for SharePoint rules to allow different retentions based on metadata, content type, and file characteristics. Using this mechanism, content in the same location can now be assigned different retention categories.

Kerberos support for Mac client for Outlook 2011: The Mac client for Outlook 2011 now supports Kerberos authentication for all actions available on the Enterprise Vault client toolbar.

Full support for IBM Domino 9.0

Whole Archive Preservation: Ability to manage and apply legal hold preservations on entire archives.

You can download the bits from Symantec File Connect here and install right away.

If you want to find out more then check out the links below:

10.0.4 Product Documentation -

10.0.4 Feature Briefings -

Partner Extensions for Enterprise Vault -

New PST Migration Whitepaper -

Benefits of upgrading to Enterprise Vault 10.x -

Enterprise Vault Compatibility Guide -

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AndrewB's picture

awesome. been looking forward to this release!

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

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Majid's picture

Hi Alex,

Very interested in the retention enhancement here, so if i have a situation where I have two retention categories one for mailbox and one for journal archiving set to retain items for 5 years and 7 years respectively and the client is not ready to turn on storage expiry as he is still not sure about the legal requirements for journal archived emails and might need to increase the retention later, but he is sure about the mailbox retention and would like to expire items from the mailbox archives. In this case with 10.0.4, I could only expire items for the items tagged with the mailbox retention category and do not touch the items tagged with journal retention category. Is this right??



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GertjanA's picture


This question should be posted in the forum.

As you perhaps know, Journal Archives are seperated from user archives. You can clear the checkmark in the advanced tab of the Journal Archive(s), which will prevent automatic deletion.

Delete expired items from this archive automatically

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS

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Majid's picture

Thanks GertjanA, sorry about posting the question here, will keep in mind next time.



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Alex Brown's picture

Hi Majid - Expiry per retention category has been possible for some time. The enhancement in 10.0.4 is specifically about allowing the automated storage expiry process to delete items when they expire but do not allow end users to perform ad-hoc deletions.


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Muhammad Ejaz's picture

Great news..............

Thnaks Alex

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John Santana's picture

Cool thanks Alex !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

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antspants's picture

Please note that if you are using the Enterprise Vault Agent for Backup Exec 2012, then this is not supported. 

Even though this is a sub-point upgrade to EV, the only version that is supported in the SCL

Is 10.0.2

So, if you are current using Backup Exec's Enterprise Vault Agent to backup EV and don't want to use the workaround linked below, then do not upgrade to 10.0.3 or 10.0.4.

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