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EVPM Script does not apply custom retention categories to custom folders

Created: 10 Jul 2009 • Updated: 29 May 2014 • 2 comments
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I created a initialization file that would apply different retention categories based on company policy for certain folders in Outlook. 
I run the script and it does not apply the retention category to the folders I selected.   The script will create the folders listed below
but will not apply the retention categories as expected.  Here is a copy of the script...need assistance and input ASAP... Thnx

;Scope - Custom Retention Categories for the Deleted Items, Business Documents, 180, and 540 Folders in Outlook for all DMSP

DirectoryComputerName = S6245A04
Sitename = S6245A04

;Custom retention categories assigned to the 180, 540, DeletedItems, and Business Documents Folder

DistinguishedName =/o=dmsp-mail/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=swilliams

RetentionCategory = 180
OverrideArchiveLocks = true

Name =\540
RetentionCategory = 540
OverrideArchiveLocks = true

Name =\Business Documents
RetentionCategory = Business Documents HOLD
OverrideArchiveLocks = true

RetentionCategory = 7
OverideArchiveLocks = true

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MichelZ's picture

Hi there

First of all, you should create such things in the forums, and not as a blog entry.... ;)

Your actual Retention Category names are "7, 180, 540"   ?
If yes, then this should word, I believe. The ini seems to be correct.

How do you check the retention category is applied?


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skw234dmsp's picture

Didn't realize that I created this in the blog entry...have since moved to the
EV Forum.

My retention categories are 7/180/540

I have simply checked the deleted items folder as well as the rest by placing archives in those folders that are well beyond the retention period.  There are no changes in any of the folders.

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