I'm looking for some info on policies being applied to management of
Exchange environments, especially wrt storage and retention policies (sort
of moving towards information management).
I have seen some customers who make significant efforts to limit maximum
storage per account e.g. 50Mb or 100Mb limits. These folks also tend to have
pretty tight control on record destruction -messages over some age e.g. 6 or
12 months are purged. They also tend to minimise use of public folders.
Though I haven't seen a policy-free environment there's clearly a position
that could be adopted at the other end of the scale where storage management
and destruction policies are soft or absent, there's widespread use of
public folders etc. -in effect encouraging users to "live in Exchange".
So I'm seeking some examples of policy frameworks to develop options for
deployment. One specific target I have is deployment in a rather
laissez-faire environment where there is limited desire to minimise storage
size but there is a need to a) introduce clear record destruction policies
and b) secure selected message content for long term archiving.
So, sorry it's soft and woolly but any offers of info or pointers to case
studies etc. would be gratefully received.