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Aug 262012

In Outlook 2003 and 2007 you see a collection of the following buttons when you have the Enterprise Vault Outlook Addin installed and operational:


Depending on the settings configured in the Desktop Policy for a user some/all of these may not be visible to some/all users.

But, what do all those buttons in the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-in do?

Button 1 – Search Vaults

Brings up the Enterprise Vault ‘integrated search’ allow you to search your own, and any other accessible archives.

Button 2 – Expiry Report

Shows items due to expire in the next 60 days.

See this post for more information.

Button 3 – Archive Explorer

Open Archive Explorer – again you can browse your own archive and any other accessible archives.

Button 4 – Store in Vault

Will store an item in your archive (or another one which you have access to). It can also store folders. It is worth noting here that the operations that you will be able to perform depend on the version of the add-in, the type (DCOM / HTTP) and whether or not you have access to other archives.

Button 5 – Restore from Vault

Restore a copy of the item from the archive back to the mailbox. It it worth noting that the item isn’t deleted from the archive.

Button 6 – Delete from Vault

Deletes the shortcut, and the archived item (if you have permission to do that, and it is enabled at the Site level)

Button 7 – Cancel Operation

Allows you to cancel some of the operations which might be outstanding, such as pending-archive, or pending-restore. Useful when an item appears to be ‘stuck’.

Button 8 – Synchronize

Performs a synchronize operation of your Vault Cache.

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