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
Exchange Public Folder tasks, Targets, and Policies
An Exchange Public Folder task archives a Public Folder target. Each Exchange Public Folder task can process multiple Public Folder targets. A Public Folder target is a single public folder hierarchy, starting from its root path and working down. You can add a Public Folder target with a root path that is higher up a public folder hierarchy than the root path of an existing Public Folder target. You cannot add one with a lower root path.
When you add a Public Folder target, you select the vault store and archive that is to be used for it. The archive must be a Public Folder archive but the vault store may be the same one used for other archive types, such as mailbox archives. If required you can also use the same archive for more than one Public Folder target. To be able to change the archiving settings for a Public Folder target you need owner access to the Public Folder.
An Exchange Public Folder Policy is assigned to each Exchange Public Folder target. This defines how the task will archive the items in the public folders that it services.
The Exchange Public Folder task processes all folders beneath each target's root path, except for folders that are processed by another Exchange Public Folder task and those that have archiving disabled (This can be set in Outlook using the Enterprise Vault Properties for the public folder or in the properties for the Public Folder target).
If required, custom filtering can be configured to select the items to be archived from Public Folders.
New Public Folders under a specified root can be automatically added as targets by setting the public folder target to be an Auto-Enabler. Whenever a new Public Folder is added under the target root, the folder is automatically enabled for archiving and a new archive is created for that folder and any subfolders.
This feature should be used with caution, as it could result in a very large number of archives being created. However, it can be useful in some organizations, such as legal departments, where folders are created for new cases.
Public Folder Auto-Enablers can generate targets for other tasks. On large systems, scanning for new public folders can take a long time, so passing new targets to other tasks means that processing of folder content is not held up by scanning.