Create a Managed Folder Mailbox Policy

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 Beta

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create a managed folder mailbox policy and how to link managed folders to the new policy. Managed folder mailbox policies are used to create logical groupings of managed folders. When a managed folder mailbox policy is applied to users' mailboxes, all the managed folders that are linked to the policy are deployed in a single operation.

You can create as many managed folder mailbox policies as you want. You can also add as many managed folders to each policy as you want, but each user mailbox can have only one managed folder mailbox policy.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrators role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Important: Update for Permissions in Exchange 2010.


Managed custom folders are a premium feature of messaging records management (MRM). Mailboxes with policies that include managed custom folders require an Exchange Server Enterprise client access license (CAL). To learn more about the licensing requirements for MRM, see "Client Access Licenses and MRM" in Understanding Messaging Records Management-E12.


To use the Exchange Management Console to create a managed folder mailbox policy

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the action pane, click New Managed Folder Mailbox Policy. The New Managed Folder Mailbox Policy wizard appears.

  4. In the Managed folder mailbox policy name box, type the name of the new policy.

  5. In the Specify the managed folders to link with this policy box, click Add. The Select Managed Folder dialog box appears.

  6. Select the managed folders that you want to link to the policy, and then click OK. (To select multiple folders, press the CTRL key while selecting.)

  7. Click New.

  8. Click Finish. The new managed folder mailbox policy is created and displayed on the Managed Folder Mailbox Policies tab in the result pane of the Exchange Management Console.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a managed folder mailbox policy

  • Run the following command:

    New-ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy -Name "My Managed Folder Mailbox Policy" -ManagedFolderLinks Inbox, MyFolder

    The new managed folder mailbox policy is created, and the managed default folder named Inbox and the managed custom folder named MyFolder are linked to it.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the New-ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy reference topic.

For More Information

For more information about managing and deploying messaging records management, see the following topics:

For more information about how to use the ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell, see the following command reference topics: