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Deploy Implementing Retention of Information on File Servers (Demonstration Steps)

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012



You can set retention periods for folders and put files on legal hold by using File Classification Infrastructure and File Server Resource Manager.

In this document

noteNote
This topic includes sample Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use to automate some of the procedures described. For more information, see Using Cmdlets.

The steps in this topic assume you have a SMTP server configured for file expiration notifications.

In this step, we enable the Retention Period and Discoverability resource properties so that File Classification Infrastructure can use these resource properties to tag the files that are scanned in a network shared folder.

Do this step using Windows PowerShell

  1. On the domain controller, sign in to the server as a member of the Domain Admins security group.

  2. Open Active Directory Administrative Center. In Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Active Directory Administrative Center.

  3. Expand Dynamic Access Control, and then click Resource Properties.

  4. Right-click Retention Period, and then click Enable.

  5. Right-click Discoverability, and then click Enable.

PowerShell Logo Windows PowerShell equivalent commands

The following Windows PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlets perform the same function as the preceding procedure. Enter each cmdlet on a single line, even though they may appear word-wrapped across several lines here because of formatting constraints.

Set-ADResourceProperty –Enabled:$true –Identity:”CN=RetentionPeriod_MS,CN=Resource Properties,CN=Claims Configuration,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com”
Set-ADResourceProperty –Enabled:$true –Identity:”CN=Discoverability_MS,CN=Resource Properties,CN=Claims Configuration,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com”

In this step, we use the File Server Resource Manager console to configure the SMTP server, the default administrator email address, and the default email address that the reports are sent from.

Do this step using Windows PowerShell

  1. Sign in to the file server as a member of the Administrators security group.

  2. From the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type Update-FsrmClassificationPropertyDefinition, and then press ENTER. This will synchronize the property definitions that are created on the domain controller to the file server.

  3. Open File Server Resource Manager. In Server Manager, click Tools, and then click File Server Resource Manager.

  4. Right-click File Server Resource Manager (local), and then click Configure Options.

  5. On the Email Notifications tab, configure the following:

    • In the SMTP server name or IP address box, type the name of the SMTP server on your network.

    • In the Default administrator recipients box, type the email address of the administrator who should get the notification.

    • In the Default “From” e-mail address box, type the email address that should be used to send the notifications.

  6. Click OK.

PowerShell Logo Windows PowerShell equivalent commands

The following Windows PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlets perform the same function as the preceding procedure. Enter each cmdlet on a single line, even though they may appear word-wrapped across several lines here because of formatting constraints.

Set-FsrmSetting –SmtpServer IP address of SMTP server -FromEmailAddress “FromEmailAddress” -AdminEmailAddress “AdministratorEmailAddress”

In this step, we use the File Server Resource Manager console to create a file management task that will run on the last day of the month and expire any files with the following criteria:

  • The file is not classified as being on legal hold.

  • The file is classified as having a long-term retention period.

  • The file has not been modified in the last 10 years.

Do this step using Windows PowerShell

  1. Sign in to the file server as a member of the Administrators security group.

  2. Open File Server Resource Manager. In Server Manager, click Tools, and then click File Server Resource Manager.

  3. Right-click File Management Tasks, and then click Create File Management Task.

  4. On the General tab, in the Task name box, type a name for the file management task, such as Retention Task.

  5. On the Scope tab, click Add, and choose the folders that should be included in this rule, such as D:\Finance Documents.

  6. On the Action tab, in the Type box, click File expiration. In the Expiration directory box, type a path to a folder on the local file server where the expired files will be moved. This folder should have an access control list that grants only file server administrators access.

  7. On the Notification tab, click Add.

    • Select the Send e-mail to the following administrators check box.

    • Select the Send an email to users with affected files check box, and then click OK.

  8. On the Condition tab, click Add, and add the following properties:

    • In the Property list, click Discoverability. In the Operator list, click Not equal. In the Value list, click Hold.

    • In the Property list, click Retention Period. In the Operator list, click Equal. In the Value list, click Long-Term.

  9. On the Condition tab, select the Days since file was last modified check box, and then set the value to 3650.

  10. On the Schedule tab, click the Monthly option, and then select the Last check box.

  11. Click OK.

PowerShell Logo Windows PowerShell equivalent commands

The following Windows PowerShell cmdlet or cmdlets perform the same function as the preceding procedure. Enter each cmdlet on a single line, even though they may appear word-wrapped across several lines here because of formatting constraints.

$fmjexpiration = New-FSRMFmjAction -Type 'Expiration' -ExpirationFolder folder
$fmjNotificationAction = New-FsrmFmjNotificationAction -Type Email -MailTo "[FileOwner],[AdminEmail]"
$fmjNotification = New-FsrmFMJNotification -Days 10 -Action @($fmjNotificationAction)
$fmjCondition1 = New-FSRMFmjCondition -Property ‘Discoverability_MS’ -Condition ‘NotEqual’ –Value “Hold”
$fmjCondition2 = New-FSRMFmjCondition -Property 'RetentionPeriod_MS' -Condition 'Equal' -Value "Long-term"
$fmjCondition3 = New-FSRMFmjCondition -Property 'File.DateLastAccessed' -Condition 'Equal' -Value 3650
$date = get-date$schedule = New-FsrmScheduledTask -Time $date -Monthly @(-1)  
$fmj1=New-FSRMFileManagementJob -Name "Retention Task" -Namespace @('D:\Finance Documents') -Action $fmjexpiration -Schedule $schedule -Notification @($fmjNotification) -Condition @( $fmjCondition1, $fmjCondition2, $fmjCondition3)

In this step, we manually classify a file to be on legal hold. The parent folder of this file will be classified with a long-term retention period.

  1. Sign in to the file server as a member of the Administrators security group.

  2. Navigate to the folder that was configured in the scope of the file management task created in Step 3.

  3. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Classification tab, click Retention Period, click Long-Term, and then click OK.

  5. Right-click a file within that folder, and then click Properties.

  6. On the Classification tab, click Discoverability, click Hold, click Apply, and then click OK.

  7. On the file server, run the file management task by using the File Server Resource Manager console. After the file management task completes, check the folder and ensure the file was not moved to the expiration directory.

  8. Right-click the same file within that folder, and then click Properties.

  9. On the Classification tab, click Discoverability, click Not Applicable, click Apply, and then click OK.

  10. On the file server, run the file management task again by using the File Server Resource Manager console. After the file management task completes, check the folder and ensure that file was moved to the expiration directory.

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