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Add Retention Tags to a Retention Policy

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can add retention tags to a retention policy when the policy is created or any time thereafter. For details about how to create a retention policy, including how to simultaneously add retention tags, see Create a Retention Policy.

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Retention tags aren't applied to a mailbox until they're linked to a retention policy and the Managed Folder Assistant runs. For details about scheduling the Managed Folder Assistant, see Schedule the Managed Folder Assistant.

Looking for other management tasks related to messaging records management (MRM)? Check out Deploying Messaging Records Management.

The retention tags you want to add to the retention policy are created.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Messaging records management" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

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You can't use the EMC to add retention tags to a retention policy.

This example links the retention tags VPs-Default, VPs-Inbox, and VPs-DeletedItems to the retention policy RetPolicy-VPs, which doesn't already have retention tags linked to it.

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If the policy has retention tags linked to it, this command will replace the existing tags.
Set-RetentionPolicy -Identity RetPolicy-VPs -RetentionPolicyTagLinks "VPs-Default","VPs-Inbox","VPs-DeletedItems"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-RetentionPolicy.

This example adds the retention tag VPs-DeletedItems to the retention policy RetPolicy-VPs, which already has other retention tags linked to it.

$TagList = (Get-RetentionPolicy RetPolicy-VPs).RetentionPolicyTagLinks
$NewTag = Get-RetentionPolicyTag VPs-DeletedItems
$TagList += $NewTag
Set-RetentionPolicy RetPolicy-VPs -RetentionPolicyTagLinks $TagList

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-RetentionPolicy.

After you link retention tags to a retention policy, you may also want to:

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