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Exchange 2010

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Get-RetentionPolicy cmdlet to retrieve the settings for retention policies.

get-RetentionPolicy [-Identity <MailboxPolicyIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]

A retention policy is associated with a group of retention policy tags that specify retention settings for items in a mailbox. A policy may contain one default retention policy tag and multiple non-default retention policy tags. A mailbox can have only one retention policy applied to it. The Get-RetentionPolicy cmdlet displays all policy settings associated with the specified policy.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Messaging records management" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The Identity parameter specifies the policy name.




This parameter is available for multi-tenant deployments. It isn't available for on-premises deployments. For more information about multi-tenant deployments, see Multi-Tenant Support.

The Organization parameter specifies the organization in which you'll perform this action. This parameter doesn't accept wildcard characters, and you must use the exact name of the organization.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example returns all the properties of the retention policy RP Finance. The output is piped to the Format-List cmdlet to format the results as a list of properties.

Get-RetentionPolicy -Identity "RP Finance" | Format-List
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