Use the Archiving tab to activate content archiving and to specify the name of the Archiving Server.
Note: The settings that you configure for archiving on this tab take effect only if Archiving Server is already deployed and configured, and archiving is enabled. For details about deploying Archiving Server, including installing and configuring Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ), see the archiving documentation in the Deployment section of the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Technical Library on TechNet.
Activate IM content archiving
To activate archiving of instant messaging (IM) content for servers in this pool, select this check box.
Shut down server if archiving fails (including message encryption failure)
To stop servers in the pool from running whenever they are unable to reach the server that is running the Archiving Server back-end database or whenever the archived content cannot be encrypted, select this check box.
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This is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of each server in the pool for which you want to enable archiving.
Click to specify an archiving message queue path for the selected server.
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To archive IM content, you must install Archiving Server before you can activate and configure content archiving on the servers where you want to archive content.
Archiving retains the IM content of peer-to-peer sessions and conferences, for compliance reasons. Organizations that require compliance typically also configure the servers to shut down if archiving fails because it prevents messages from being exchanged without being archived.