Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
Introduction to the Outlook Add-In
The Outlook Add-In can be installed on users' computers to give access to Enterprise Vault mailbox archives. Enterprise Vault buttons and menu options are added to Outlook. The Outlook Add-In also adds Enterprise Vault online help to Outlook.
The Outlook Add-In includes the Virtual Vault feature. With Virtual Vault enabled, users can access their archives in the Outlook Navigation Pane, in a similar way to other mailbox folders and personal folders.
The Outlook Add-In lets users access and manage their mailbox archives in a number of ways, including the following:
Manually archive items. Users can select the destination archive and a Retention Category for the item.
Delete items (if permitted).
Use shortcuts to view items.
Access Enterprise Vault Search.
The administrator can control which functionality is available to users using policy settings in the Enterprise Vault Administration Console. In particular, the administrator can set the Outlook Add-In to work in full mode or light mode. In full mode, there are no functional restrictions on the behavior of the Outlook Add-In. In light mode, the following restrictions apply:
Users have no access to the Enterprise Vault properties of folders.
When users archive items manually, they cannot specify the destination archive and retention category.
When users restore archived items, they cannot choose the destination folder. The Outlook Add-In only restores items to the folders where the shortcuts are.
Enterprise Vault can perform automatic archiving without the Outlook Add-In being installed, but, depending on shortcut configuration, users may not be able to use shortcuts or modify archiving settings. However, users can still access archived items by using the Enterprise Vault Search facilities in stand-alone browser sessions.