Initiate (force) Archiving and Retention in Exchange Online / Office 365

article #1187, updated 924 days ago

Archiving and retention deletions, are only executed once every seven days in Exchange Online, unless a manual execute is performed. This is done thusly:

  1. Connect Windows PowerShell to the Office 365 account.
  2. Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity username

where username is appropriate for the mailbox in study.