How to restore In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold settings in an Exchange 2013 hybrid deployment

In an Exchange Server 2013 hybrid deployment with or without on-premises Lync Server 2013
Restore In-Place Hold settings

To restore In-Place Hold settings, follow these steps:

  1. On the Exchange 2013 server, open the Exchange Admin Center by using on-premises admin credentials. 
  2. If your organization is enabled for a hybrid deployment with Exchange Online in Office 365, click the Enterprise tab in the navigation bar.

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    Screen shot of the navigation bar in the Exchange Admin Center

     

  3. Click compliance management, and then click in-place eDiscovery & hold.

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    Screen shot of the in-place eDiscovery & hold page in the Exchange Admin Center

     

  4. Select the In-Place Hold entry for which you want to restore In-Place Hold settings. Double-click it, or click Edit (

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    ), to open the properties page.

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    Screen shot of the properties page for an In-Place Hold entry

     

  5. On the properties page, click In-Place Hold. The In-Place Hold settings for the user are displayed.

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    Screen shot of the In-Place Hold settings for a user

     

  6. Click to clear the Place content matching the search query in selected mailboxes on hold check box, and then click save.
  7. Reopen the same properties page, and then click In-Place Hold. Notice that the Place content matching the search query in selected mailboxes on hold check box is cleared.

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    Screen shot of the In-Place hold settings for a user, showing that the "Place content matching the search query in selected mailboxes on hold" check box is cleared

     

  8. Click to select the Place content matching the search query in selected mailboxes on hold check box.
    Additionally, if you were using a time-based In-Place Hold, select Specify number of days to hold items relative to their received date, enter the duration, and then click save. Doing this restores any In-Place Hold settings that existed before the issue occurred.
  9. Repeat step 4 to step 8 for any other In-Place Hold entries that you have.
Restore Litigation Hold settings

To restore Litigation Hold settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open Exchange Management Shell, and connect to your on-premises Exchange Server 2013 deployment.
  2. To restore a user’s Litigation Hold duration setting, run the following command:
    Set-Mailbox <user> -LitigationHoldDuration <valueInDays>

    For example, to set NinaT’s Litigation Hold duration to 90 days, run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox NinaT -LitigationHoldDuration 90

     

  3. Repeat step 2 for each user whose Litigation Hold duration setting you want to restore.
In an Exchange Online deployment with on-premises Lync Server 2013, and is running the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool with hybrid enabled

To restore the Litigation Hold duration setting, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to Exchange Online by using remote PowerShell. For more info, go to Connect to Exchange Online Using Remote PowerShell

    (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj984289(v=exchg.150).aspx)

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  2. To restore a user’s Litigation Hold duration setting, run the following command:
    Set-Mailbox <user> -LitigationHoldDuration <valueInDays>

    For example, to set NinaT’s Litigation Hold duration to 90 days, run the following command:

    Set-Mailbox NinaT -LitigationHoldDuration 90

     

  3. Repeat step 2 for each user whose Litigation Hold duration setting you want to restore.

After the next time that directory synchronization runs, the Lync 2013 server will pick up the restored Litigation Hold duration settings.

Source: Microsoft TechNet