Office 365 email archiving activation error

We have an Exchange 2010 SP3 Hybrid setup with Office 365 and have directory synchronization turned on. We tried to enable email archiving for a migrated user in the cloud using the Exchange Control Panel.


However received the following error:


The following error occurred during validation in agent ‘Windows LiveId Agent’: ‘Unable to perform the save operation. ‘User_fecbfd8514′ is not within a valid server write scope.’
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The proper way to enable archiving for a user, you need to do this from the on-premise side as shown in the screen shot below.


Once you have enabled the Hosted Archive, you’ll need to sync the changes. From the on-premise directory synchronization server, run a directory sync.

  1. Open “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Online Directory Sync\DirSyncConfigShell.psc1”


  2. Then Run Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync

You will see from the results of the directory sync, the msExchArchiveStatus attribute has been modified.


One Comment

  1. Looks a handy thing to have thanks.

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