Exchaneg 2010 SP1 Possible Bug, Cannot create move to archive retention tag on inbox, but can create a new one and edit and assign inbox to it

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I am playing with Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta, I can see a strange issue with the retention tags, to re-produce it follow the steps:

1- Create a retention tag and select inbox as a folder, assign any date and action move to archive.

you get the error

Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:00

Unable to execute the task, reason: MoveToArchive can only be applied to tags of type default ('All'), Personal or RecoverableItems.
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.140).aspx?v=

Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
New-RetentionPolicyTag -Name '3434' -Type 'Inbox' -Comment '' -AgeLimitForRetention '33.00:00:00' -RetentionAction 'MoveToArchive' -RetentionEnabled $true

Elapsed Time: 00:00:00

now try this:

2_ create another policy that deletes the items, assign it to inbox.

3- now go edit the action and change it to move to archive, it completes with now errors

what I can see that there is a bug with the EMC and creating a new retention tag, I think that I should have the ability to create a renetion tag to inbox, personal folder or any folder, so why it gives the error.

Windows 2008 R2 and Exhcange 2010 SP1 Beta
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Bharat Suneja

Hi Busbar,

The Move To Archive action is only supported for Default Policy Tag (Type = 'All') or Personal Tags. The former apply to entire mailbox. The latter can be used by Outlook 2010/OWA users to tag individual folders or items.

You can't create Retention Policy Tags (RPTs - for default folders such as Inbox and Deleted Items) with the Move to Archive action.

Thanks for reporting this issue - we're investigating it.

Bharat Suneja
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Rick Reuling

Hi there,

I'm running into the issue stated by Busbar on Exchange 2010 RTM (NOT the beta SP1), and I can confirm that creating the tag with another action such as "MarkAsPastRetentionLimit" and then changing it to "MoveToArchive" works, which is inconsistent.

The documentation is pretty unclear - what is the expected behavior? Like Busbar I think this should be allowed on default folders, but maybe there's something I'm not seeing. Either way there's inconsistency between the new and set cmdlets.

Also, in Exchange 2010 RTM I can report that I cannot create a Default Policy Tag (Type = 'All) with a retention action of of MoveToArchive if I also try to set it to "IsPrimary $true", it errors out as well on either a New-RetentionPolicyTag or a Set-RetentionPolicyTag.

Can we get some clarity in the docs on what exactly should be expected and how this is supposed to work? Would also be nice to get some info around Default Policy Tags and if they apply to the Archive Mailbox of an account - it seems they do but I can't find any documentation stating how this is supposed to work.

Rick Reuling

Robert Greenlee

MY Execs REALLY want to know if it will be possible in SP1 to setup Policy tags on default folders like Notes and Tasks to NEVER archive or delete. PSS says its not possible with RTM U4 code so wondering if this will be fixed in SP1.
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