Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

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

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

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.




The Organization parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

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.

Error Description



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