Enterprise Vault™ Classification using the Microsoft File Classification Infrastructure
- About this guide
- Getting started
- How Enterprise Vault caches the items that it submits for classification
- Setting up the classification properties
- Configuring your classification rules
- Defining and applying classification policies
- Running classification in test mode
- Publishing classification properties and rules across your site
- Using classification with smart partitions
- Appendix A. Enterprise Vault properties for use in classification rules
- Appendix B. PowerShell cmdlets for use with classification
- Appendix C. Monitoring and troubleshooting
About classification test mode
By running the classification feature in test mode, you can identify and resolve any issues with your classification rules before you put them into effect. Classification does still occur in test mode, but in the following ways:
When Enterprise Vault indexes items, it does so without applying the classification properties, their values, and any resulting retention changes to the archived items. However, the classification information is stored, and you can review it in a test mode report.
When a user manually deletes an archived item, or Enterprise Vault automatically deletes an item whose retention period has expired, the item is deleted as normal. However, the test mode report indicates whether the action would have been blocked as the result of classification. For example, this might be the case if classification were to apply a retention category that extends the item's retention period or blocks manual deletion or automatic expiry.
The test mode report may help you to identify any rules that do not work as you expect. Where this is the case, you can amend the rules and rerun the tests until you are satisfied with the outcome.