How to Apply a Managed Folder Mailbox Policy to User Mailboxes

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-07

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to apply a managed folder mailbox policy to user mailboxes.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Also, before you perform the following procedure, be aware of the following:

  • You can apply only one managed folder mailbox policy to a user mailbox.

  • Managed custom folders are a premium feature of messaging records management (MRM). Mailboxes with policies that include managed custom folders require an Exchange Server Enterprise client access license (CAL). To learn more about the licensing requirements for MRM, see "Client Access Licenses and MRM" in Understanding Messaging Records Management.

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, right-click a user, and then click Properties. The Properties page for the user appears.

  4. Click the Mailbox Settings tab.

  5. Click Messaging Records Management, and then click Properties. The Messaging Records Management dialog box appears.

  6. Click the Managed folder mailbox policy check box, and then click Browse. The Select Managed Folder Mailbox Policy dialog box appears.

  7. Click the managed folder mailbox policy that you want to apply to the mailbox, and then click OK.

  8. Click OK in the Messaging Records Management dialog box.

  9. Click OK on the Properties page for the user.

  • Run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox -Identity Chris -ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy "My Managed Folder Mailbox Policy"

    Where Chris is the mailbox owner to whom you want to apply the managed folder mailbox policy.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-Mailbox reference topic.

For more information about managing and deploying messaging records management, see the following topics:

For more information about how to use the Exchange Management Shell commands for mailboxes in the Exchange Management Shell, see the following command reference topics: