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Jul 112011
 

Enterprise Vault Policy Manager (EVPM) is a powerful tool that can be used for a variety of purposes.  Many people who have supported Enterprise Vault might have used it, even it was just for “zapping” a mailbox that had a problem with it!  However, EVPM can do much much more than that.

One of the common usage scenarios for EVPM is to use it to setup particular folders in a mailbox and apply specific archiving policy to them.  Normally to top it off, people then make that folder non-deletable, again with EVPM.

Here is a simple script which will create a folder called 5Year in every users mailbox:

[Directory]
DirectoryComputerName = EV1
SiteName = EVSite

[Filter]
Name = FilterA
CreateShortcut = true
DeleteOriginal = true
UnreadMail = true
UseInactivityPeriod = true
InactivityUnits = days
InactivityPeriod = 3

[Mailbox]
DistinguishedName = /o=EV/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=mytestuser
DistinguishedName = /o=EV/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=my2ndtestuser

[Folder]
Name = 5Years
FilterName = filterA
NonDeletable = True
RetentionCategory = 5 years
OverrideArchiveLocks = true

Notes:

The non-deleteable quality of the folder is enforced in all Enterprise Vault clients, OWA, and Outlook alike.

Due it’s point in time nature, if you add additional mailboxes you need to target them with EVPM.  Many people have the running of the specific EVPM script as a scheduled task.

Additional reference : http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH74355

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